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Trump, Regulus and the United Nations

Trump, Regulus and the United Nations
I have said multiple times that at the very least, Trump is the little horn from the book of Daniel and with some events coming up in the future, I think it's appropriate to gather some of these spread out ideas across all of my posts into one.

I'm not going to delve deep into this specific part because you can read about this more here.

Daniel 7
8 “While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully.

So the little horn uproots 3 of the others and its a person who speaks boastfully. I don't think Trump has uprooted anyone yet but maybe that's for later.

Keeping with the "As above, so below" theme, what does "above" have to say about this little horn. Well, a lot actually.

https://astrolibrary.org/donald-trump-astrology/
Strengths in Donald Trump’s Birth Chart
The first thing that stands out from Donald Trump’s birth chart is that he has the royal fixed star, Regulus, conjunct to his Ascendant. Regulus is one of the four Royal Stars of Persia, and the only one known as “The Royal Star,” the Star of Kings, and the “Heart of the Lion” (or Lion’s Heart. Cor Leonis in Italian).
With Regulus on the Ascendant, Donald Trump can’t help but to have a “majestic temperament.”
Donald Trump is extremely lucky to have been born with this honor. Having any of the Royal Fixed Stars on the Ascendant promises power, success, honor, charisma, wealth, and special talents as long as one mandatory condition is met (explained below).
Regulus, in particular, also promises military honors and victory over enemies. This influence is doubled because Donald Trump has Mars near the Ascendant. Mars near Regulus promises honor, fame, strong character, public prominence, and high military command.
Not enough good things can be said about having Regulus conjunct the Ascendant. It makes one courageous, frank, and noble. It allows Donald to see the big picture of things.
those who have this star prominent are esteemed, commanding, independent, outspoken, great-souled and honor-loving, often wealthy and born leaders of men.”
However, one big condition must be met for Donald Trump to receive all the benefits of Regulus. Donald must avoid revenge. That’s what Regulus requires.
Regulus promises great success if revenge can be avoided. If Donald Trump engages in revenge, Regulus promises a falling from grace.
"If, out of anger or hurt, the person takes revenge, then as promised with all Royal Stars, there is a falling from grace.”
Falling from the grace of Regulus can bring violence, trouble, sickness, and scandal. Regulus can take away all that has been gained. As long as revenge is avoided, the sky is the limit for Donald Trump.

Assuming this is true, does anyone here think Trump won't do the very thing he isn't supposed to do. It's almost like he was fated to do it.

Now what does this have to do with the little horn? Everything.

https://www.space.com/25084-regulus-...ation-leo.html
From the remotest times it has been known as the "royal star" par excellence; one of the four royal stars regarded by the ancient Persian monarchy which were supposed long ago to rule over the four quarters of the heavens. In Babylon they knew it as Sharru, the King, in India as Maghā, the Mighty, in Persia as Miyan, the Center and in Latin Rex, from which Copernicus constructed the name we use today: Regulus, The Little King.
The three other seasonal "royal stars" are Antares (summer), Fomalhaut (autumn) and Aldebaran (winter). But the royal star of spring, Regulus, has always been in a certain way, their chief. For about 5,000 years it has been believed, traditionally, to control the affairs of heaven, and the astrologers have seized upon this idea by making it the natal star of kings, and those destined to kingly achievements and rule.

Doc's first dog's name is Copernicus from Back to the Future. For the very large significance of the BttF Trilogy to all of this, go here.

The Little King. The Little Baron Trump. The Little Horn from the Book of Daniel. 1 of 4 who supplants the other 3.

Horns denote poweauthority in the Bible.
https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/baron
A baron is a nobleman — a member of the aristocracy. Barons are also important, powerful businessmen with huge influence over their industries. In Britain, a baron is called “Lord,” but in the States, we call them “rich.”
Barons are members of the aristocracy — wealthy people born into power and influence. How high a baron ranks depends on the country, but the title always carries respect. Similarly, a business leader who is rich, powerful, and influential is a baron. The term is used in phrases such as oil baron and baron of industry. You can also call that kind of baron a big businessman, magnate, mogul, top executive, or tycoon.

Trump is a Real Estate baron. He is also part Scottish which hold Barons as titles.

The little Baron Trump (if you haven't heard of this before, go here). You also have his kid with that name.

Babylonians called it Sharru ("the King"), and it marked the 15th ecliptic constellation.

So since he's the 45th president, 15 X 3 = 45. 15 being the number that the Freemasonic "magic square" adds up to no matter which direction you add up the numbers.

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So he's the little horn AND the King of Babylon. Mystery Babylon in my opinion (read more about this here), is America/New York and that's Donnie's home city as well as the city where the HQ of the UN is. Which just so happens to be right next to one his buildings which is also even closer to UN related buildings with the exact same Egyptian black gold color scheme that sticks out like a sore thumb, one complete with a gold pyramid for a top. (Read about the signifance of the Trump Tower buildings and the significance of their locations here)

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100 UN Plaza (left) and Trump World Tower (right)
100 UN Plaza
That shape isn't blatantly obvious or anything.
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Trump World Tower and the United Nations HQ are less than a half mile away from each other. The name "Trump World" and "Tower" (of Babel) seems to be implying something as well.

Consider this. Trump just gave a speech there at the UNHQ where he was literally laughed at by the leaders of the world. The last time a world leader laughed at him during a speech, he took his job....

Then there is this.

In 2014, Regulus was eclipsed by an asteroid for 14 seconds right over New York.

Asteroid to black out bright star during once in a lifetime event
An asteroid will pass directly in front of Regulus, one of the brightest stars in our night sky, next Wednesday — briefly blacking out the star in what astronomers are calling a “once in a lifetime” event. Better yet, New York City falls directly within the viewing path which is literally paper-thin on the earths scale. The event is so small, and so brief, that it will only be visible over a sliver of area. And this area happens to encompass millions of people in New York City, Northeast NJ and Long Island.

March Stargazing: 'Little King' Star Regulus Reigns in Space Lion's Heart
On Thursday, March 20 2014, Regulus will participate in a rare celestial event when an asteroid passes directly in front of the star, as seen from Earth. The asteroid in question is 163 Erigone. Asteroid 163 Erigone is about 45 miles (72 km) wide, but its "shadow" slanting to Earth's surface will be 67 miles (108 km) wide.Erigone's shadow will move on a southeast-to-northwest trajectory and will extend from New York City as well as western and central Long Island to Oswego in New York State, and then continues northwest, the length of Ontario to the Hudson Bay shore of Manitoba. Those who are within the shadow path and watching at just the right moment with just their eyes will see an amazing sight: Regulus will seem to abruptly disappear as if a switch had been thrown, blotted out by the tiny invisible asteroid.Regulus will remain invisible for up to 14 seconds (for those situated along the center of the path); an incredible, albeit very brief occurrence.

This "once in a lifetime event" eclipsing right over New York. Home of Trump and the UNHQ, in 2014 for 14 seconds.

The predictive Trump TV show from 1958 episode of Trackdown entitled "End of the World" claimed the end would be on November 14th. That's when the leonids were suppose to show up and batter the earth with meteors in the show. You can watch this 22 minute episode here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonids
The Leonids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel–Tuttle. The Leonids get their name from the location of their radiant in the constellation Leo: the meteors appear to radiate from that point in the sky. Their proper Greek name should be Leontids , but the word was initially constructed as a Greek/Latin hybrid and it has been used since. They peak in the month of November.
The Leonids are famous because their meteor showers, or storms, can be among the most spectacular. Because of the storm of 1833 and the recent developments in scientific thought of the time (see for example the identification of Halley's Comet) the Leonids have had a major effect on the development of the scientific study of meteors, which had previously been thought to be atmospheric phenomena. Though it has been suggested the meteor shower-storm has been noted in ancient times it was the meteor storm of 1833 that broke into people's modern day awareness – it was of truly superlative strength. One estimate is over one hundred thousand meteors an hour, but another, done as the storm abated, estimated in excess of 240,000 meteors during the nine hours of the storm over the entire region of North America east of the Rocky Mountains.
It was marked by several nations of Native Americans: the Cheyenne established a peace treaty and the Lakota calendar was reset. Abolitionists including Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass as well as slave-owners took note and others. The New York Evening Post carried a series of articles on the event including reports from Canada to Jamaica, it made news in several states beyond New York and though it appeared in North America was talked about in Europe. The journalism of the event tended to rise above the partisan debates of the time and reviewed facts as they could be sought out. Abraham Lincoln commented on it years later. Near Independence, Missouri, in Clay County, a refugee Mormon community watched the meteor shower on the banks of the Missouri River after having been driven from their homes by local settlers. The founder and first leader of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, afterwards noted in his journal that this event was a literal fulfillment of the word of God and a sure sign that the coming of Christ was close at hand.

They are located in the constellation Leo. So is Regulus. Regulus is known as the "heart of the lion".

According to the chart on the Wiki, they peak on 11/17 for the next several years. 17 again.

Seems they had a big impact on the people in 1833. This almost seems to relate to what happened in Star Trek with Vulcan and the psychic cloud they go back in time to get to stop the war from breaking out. (read about this here)

More about the star Regulus
In Chinese it is known as 轩辕十四, the Fourteenth Star of Xuanyuan, the Yellow Emperor.
It was one of the fifteen Behenian stars known to medieval astrologers, associated with granite.
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The Cleopatra's Needle in Paris is made of yellow granite and this looks like a stargate. So do all of these Ferris wheels being built around the world. Then you have Yellowstone, which is a volcano. The yellow brick road from the Wizard of Oz that leads to Emerald City where you realize OZ is not great and powerful at all, that he's just a man behind the curtain and you had everything you already needed inside you. Also consider that Marty in the Back to the Future movies gets triggered when he is called chicken and it makes him insecure and do dumb shit. In the 3rd movie, the word chicken changes to "yella" to fit with the old west vernacular. Then at the end, a guy he knows named "Needles" challenges him to a race and calls him a chicken. Having learned his lesson in the movie about not letting things like that get to him, Marty averts a total disaster that derailed his future self's life in the 2nd movie. So Marty didn't follow the Yellow Brick Road and averted disaster.

In relation to the Wizard of Oz story, both the Hopi Indians and the Bible speak of an "End Times" event that seem to look at the same thing just in opposite ways. The Bible says the Antichrist will set himself up in the 3rd temple and declare himself to be God. The Hopi say a god will take his mask off and be revealed to just be a man. So what are we to make of this? It sounds like completely opposite concepts. What if we're going to find out that WE are god, all of us, together. The 3rd temple doesn't have to be literally a temple. The temple refers to the human body in Christianity. When Jesus was mad and drove all the merchants out of the Temple for selling things and told them to get out of his Father's house, its a metaphor for driving out ones own inner merchants. This "god" we think of when we think of God, maybe its just a man behind a curtain.

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We have the "Trump Prophecy" movie coming out on 10/02 and 10/04. 10/03 is the date "Trump" will text all of our phones to "test" out this new system for FEMA alerts. 10:04 is when lightning struck the Clock Tower in Back to the Future and caused the clock to stop working. Could this be a metaphor for time itself? I have said since I heard about this movie coming out that that movie will be the major catalyst to Trump calling himself God. Once that movie reaches the consciousness of millions of delusional "Christian" Trump supporters, there's no stopping that train. His supporters will have it locked in their heads that Trump's will = God's will and Trump will start to believe that too. Who knows how long this will take to go into full effect but the church thinks they are under threat of extinction and they feel backed into a corner due to all of the unnecessary fear mongering they have been subjected to for decades. I don't know what we are in store for exactly. But I do know that all signs point to November for some major event and I mean major for all of humanity. This could range from an assassination attempt on Trump that either succeeds or fails, a terrorist attack by "Isis". Some sort of major act or declaration of war by an ally on another country, contact with alien life or even the appearance of what will look like the Messiah.

One more thing to note. I came across this site where a man did a ridiculous amount of math to determine when the Messiah would come back in 2013 (I could not follow his method whatsoever but where he landed is pretty interesting either way) and the year he landed on was 2018 being the start of the 7 year tribulation period. 2018 also lines up with the Economist magazine from 1988 with a Phoenix on the cover speaking of a one world currency and strongly hinting at it being a Bitcoin like digital currency. The magazine said this would happen in 2018, 30 years from the year the magazine came out. You can read about determining the date here and the Economist prediction here, towards the bottom of that post.

2018 = 2 + 1 + 8 = 11

This person described King Solomon building the temple but not dedicating it to God until after 11 months and then having 14 days of celebration. The 11th month of the Jewish calendar is a 30 day month of winter ("Winter is coming").

The movie V for Vendetta was suppose to come out on 11/4/2005, which was the day before the 400th anniversary of Guy Fawkes day. For some reason, the movie got delayed to an official release date of 3/17/2005 (17 again).

Ronald Reagan, who has a ridiculous amount of similarities and mirror differences with Trump, was elected president on 11/4/1980 and an attempt on his life was made on 3/30/1981.
3/17
3/30
30 - 17 = 13, there's "Mother" again.
Regulus was eclipsed by 163 Erigone on 3/20
20 + 13 = 33. 33 is the number of Christ consciousness
The man who did all the math speaking about the date of the Messiah's return, put a lot of emphasis on 1980 years (1980 just so happens to be the year Reagan was elected president) since the death of Jesus in 33AD. 1980 + 33 = 2013 and we come to 13 again. 13 & 17 like the locusts associated with the god without a mother who live and die and just to become foods for the birds (You can read about this here). Which Revelation 19:17-21 actually speaks about too, a feast for the birds dining on the bodies of the dead after the battle of Armageddon. So maybe those ARE the locusts the Bible was speaking about that come out of the pit.

The Bible repeatedly says that no one will know the day and the hour Jesus is suppose to come back and the "Little Baron Trump" book says that no one knows for certain the date of his death. Combine that with the tombstone that was placed in Central Park on Easter Sunday 2016 with only a birth date and no death date, and maybe these 2 things are correlated.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE OF WILHELM HEINRICH SEBASTIAN VON TROOMP, COMMONLY CALLED LITTLE BARON TRUMP
As doubting Thomases seem to take particular pleasure in popping up on all occasions, Jack-in-the-Box-like, it may be well to head them off in this particular instance by proving that Baron Trump was a real baron, and not a mere baron of the mind. The family was originally French Huguenot — De la Trompe — which, upon the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, took refuge in Holland, where its head assumed the name of Van der Troomp, just as many other of the French Protestants rendered their names into Dutch. Some years later, upon the invitation of the Elector of Brandenburg, Niklas Van der Troomp became a subject of that prince, and purchased a large estate in the province of Pomerania, again changing his name, this time to Von Troomp.
The “Little Baron,” so called from his diminutive stature, was born some time in the latter part of the seventeenth century. He was the last of his race in the direct line, although cousins of his are to-day well-known Pomeranian gentry. He began his travels at an incredibly early age, and filled his castle with such strange objects picked up here and there in the far away corners of the world, that the simple-minded peasantry came to look upon him as half bigwig and half magician —hence the growth of the many myths and fanciful stories concerning this indefatigable "globe-trotter". The date of his death cannot be fixed with any certainty ; but this much may be said :
Among the portraits of Pomeranian notables hanging in the Rathhausat Stettin, there is one picturing a man of low stature, and with a head much too large for his body. He is dressed in some outlandish costume, and holds in his left hand a grotesque image in ivory, most elaborately carved. The broad face is full of intelligence, and the large gray eyes are lighted up with a good natured but quizzical look that invariably attracts attention. The man's right hand rests upon the back of a dog sitting on a table and looking straight out with an air of dignity that shows that he knew he was sitting for his portrait.
If a visitor asks the guide who this man is, he always gets for answer:
“ Oh, that’s the Little Baron!”
But little Baron who, that’s the question ? Why may it not be the famous Wilhelm Heinrich Sebastian von Troomp, commonly called “ Little Baron Trump,” and his wonderful dog Bulger?

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So in conclusion, I am not sure if this 11/14 (5) date is actually November 14th or (5th) or if this relates to the Jewish calendar and it correlates to Passover (which relates to Easter and the death and resurrection of Christ and is on 4/20 next year and is 3 years after the tombstone showed up in Central Park). Maybe Trump gets assassinated and then Jesus comes back in the form of humanity raising its collective consciousness level. Trump representing the pure ego of man, the animalistic side of us (The Beast). Crucifying him representing the crucifixion of humanities ego which is what allows us to ascend to higher consciousness levels further away from the lower animal self. Unfortunately this is what I have feared this entire Trump thing was about in the first place, collectively ridding humanity of people like Trump, his supporters as well. Trump and Q are the Pied Pipers leading them to their deaths. They will do whatever they are told and they are eventually going to be lead off of a cliff to die like the locusts so the birds can have a feast. I wish I could do more to make them see this but every time I have tried to talk to them, I may have just made things worse. They have truly been sent the powerful delusion spoken about in 2 Thessalonians 2.

For the continuation of this idea and the very big significance of the 11/14 date, go here.
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Complete List of Echo/ Alexa 'skills'....

I was googling a Echo skills list and came across this thread. I am new to Reddit and this is my 1st post ever . I went thru the skills list on the Echo app, it is now 31 pages long.
Most of the skills are still crap, a few are small audience. Anyway, here is the complete list of skills as compiled by me from the Echo app over the last day or 3:
(it was a PIA getting this list formatted to Reddit rules and it has to be split into 2 posts. Hope it works out right....)
Amazon Alexa Skills An Alphabetical Listing
1-2-3 Math
Alexa, Open one two three
Tests your elementary mathematics topics like after, before, between; greater or lesser, more or less, addition, subtraction etc.
1-Minute Mindfulness
Alexa, Ask Mindfulness for a minute meditation
allows you to take a break from the world around you & enter into a one minute sound meditation.
21 Dayz
Alexa, start 21 Dayz
As the saying goes, it takes at least 21 days to build a habit. Use 21 Dayz to help guide you in your journey to developing new business or personal habits.
4AFart
Alexa, Ask For A Fart
Have all the fun of a fart without any of the smell.
7-Minute Workout
Alexa, start seven minute workout
Are you ready to lead a happier, healthier life? Get your heart moving and reduce stress in only seven minutes a day.
7Sigma
Alexa, ask 7 Sigma for my update
Get concise updates on all elements of your operation and infrastructure based on combined data from multiple sources.
Abra
Alexa start Akinator
Abra is a character-guessing game. Think of a character, real or fictional, and Abra will ask you questions and figure out who it is.
AccuWeather
Alexa, start AccuWeather
Stay connected to the latest in weather forecasting with AccuWeather – Weather for Life. Ask for weather alerts, sunrise, sunset, moonset, moonrise & moon phases
Acoustic Metronome
Alexa, open metronome
Having trouble keeping the beat? TsaTsaTzu can help you keep your groove with a nice acoustical drum beat to help you keep time.
Admirer
Alexa, tell my admirer to make me smile
Make your day better with a compliment
Adventure
Alexa, open adventure and play dave of doom
The Adventure skill enables you to interact with stories and change their ending.
Age Calculator
Alexa, ask Age Calculator, how old is someone born on [June 12, 2015]?
The Age Calculator helps calculate age between a given date and now.
Agog Reader * Alexa, ask Agog Reader for [Barack Obama]*
Listen to Tweets
Amazing Word Master Game
Alexa, ask Word Master to play a game
interactive way to learn and challenge yourself with words, while having fun with competing scores. Score higher to win.
Angry Bard
Alexa, ask Angry Bard for a burn
Have at you, knave! The Angry Bard skill is ready to throw barbs from the Bard anytime you like.
Animal Game
Alexa, start Animal Game
Play guess-an-animal game with Alexa. Think of an animal and Alexa will guess it by asking questions.
Animal Sounds
Alexa, ask Animal Sounds what noise a lion says.
Alexa is learning a few new languages, animal languages that is. Ask Alexa to make the sounds your favorite animal makes.
AnyMote Smart Remote
Alexa, ask AnyMote to pause my Sonos
Turn your voice into a real universal remote. Alexa, tell AnyMote to power on my TV.
AOL
Alexa, ask AOL for the top headlines
AOL provides you the information that you need to know to stay informed and up to date covering these categories: news, sports, finance, entertainment
Apollo - God of Music
Alexa, ask Apollo to tell me a fact
Shares music related facts and lets you know who are the hottest artists of the week.
APRS
Alexa, use APRS and locate [kilo victor six mike dash seven]
Locate APRS stations
Area Code
Alexa, ask Area Code where is [eight six zero]
Area Code Lookup
Ask Daddy
Alexa, ask Daddy for a hug
provides comic relief as it realistically responds to questions asked by his child.
Ask Earthquakes
Alexa, Ask earthquakes what's shakin'
Recent earthquake information
Ask Grandmom
Alexa, ask Grandmom for candy
provides comic relief as it realistically responds to questions asked by her grandchild.
Ask My Buddy
Alexa, ask My Buddy to help me get started
provides an easy and immediate way to send a text message, Voice call, and an email alert message to any or all of your contacts.
AskAboutTrump
Alexa, ask Trump how do you feel about [Rosie O'Donnel]
Ask Donald Trump a question
Athan
Alexa, ask Daily Prayers for prayer times in [Seattle]
Athan provides the Islamic Prayer Times in a given city.
Audio Goal
Alexa, ask Audio Goal for a goal
Celebrate a goal - or anything else - with a classic audio "GOOOOOL" sound.
Automatic
Alexa, ask Automatic where my car is
Find out where your car is parked, how much gas you have left, or how far you've driven recently. This skill requires an Automatic adapter.
Aviation Weather Brief
Alexa, ask Aviation Weather what is the metar for [KSMO]
Aviation Weather METAR's & Flight Rules
Baby Names
Alexa, open Baby Names
Ask about the popularity of names in the US going back to 1880
BART Status
Alexa, open BART Status
Gets current BART service advisories
BART Times
Alexa, open BART Times
Provides the times of the next trains between your home and destination stations and gives live Service Advisories and Elevator status information.
Baseball Archive
Alexa, ask Baseball Archive about [Willie Mays]
Get information and statistics for any player in the history of Major League Baseball.
Basket Savings
Alexa, ask Basket if whole milk is on sale near [Des Moines, IA.]
Find local sale prices for your favorite grocery items.
BatteryBoot
Alexa, ask battery boot where to buy it?
Everything you need to know about the Battery Boot which is the best and only battery Boot for your Echo.
Bean Jar - family rewards system
Alexa, tell Bean Jar to add ten points to [Gryffindor]
Manage a family or group rewards system, keeps track of points like a virtual "bean jar" for motivation. See beanjar.net
Beat Cylinder
Alexa, launch Beat Cylinder
Alexa shows off her beat-boxing skills. Ask for a beat by name ("phat", "old school", "electronic", etc.) or "random".
Beat The Dealer
Alexa, ask the dealer to deal the cards
Beat the dealer in this game of Blackjack.
Beer Trivia
Alexa, launch Beer Trivia
Think you know beer? Crack open a cold one and test your beer and brewing knowledge with Beer Trivia
Best Picture Oscars The Last 30 Years
Alexa, start Best Picture Oscars
Best Picture Oscars for the last 30 years
BF Helper
Alexa, ask Basic Fantasy to roll a [Thief]
A companion Skill for Basic Fantasy RPG players.
Bible
Alexa, ask the Bible App to read [John3 verse16]
The Bible App for Alexa can read Bible verses and chapters to you in your favorite Bible version.
Big Game Ultimate Trivia Quiz
Alexa, start Big Game
It's the 50th anniversary of football's biggest game. Test your Big Game knowledge with the ultimate Big Game trivia quiz
Bingo
Alexa, open Bingo
Alexa will call the numbers for you. Each number is repeated and sent to the Alexa app as well. Get a free Bingo card at lovemyecho.com.
BioRhythm
Alexa, open BioRhythm.
Calculate your natural biorhythm for today for entertainment purposes.
Bitcoin Price
Alexa, tell me the current Bitcoin price
Returns the current price of a Bitcoin in US dollars from coindesk.com
Bitcoin Price Checker
Alexa, open Bitcoin Price Checker
Check the Bitcoin exchange rate.
Bitcoin Rate
Alexa, open Bitcoin Rate
Provides the current value of 1BTC in your preferred base currency, along with useful Bitcoin market data.
Block World Trivia
Alexa ask Block World Trivia
Ask Alexa to help you show off your crafting skills by answering over 30 different multiple choice questions.
Booze Trivia
Alexa, launch Booze Trivia
Fun trivia about alcohol to impress your friends
Bubble Boy
Alexa, ask Bubble Boy to tell me a joke
The Bubble Boy skill tells a funny quote from the popular sitcom - Seinfeld.
Buddy for Destiny
Alexa, ask my ghost what's Xur selling
Provides useful information like Xur inventory and weekly activities to Destiny players.
Bulls and Cows game
Alexa, tell Bulls Cows to start a game
Bulls and Cows game as described here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulls_and_Cows
Calculator
Alexa, ask calculator for [nine plus five]
Let your echo help you do the calculation, it is cool and you won't make mistake.
Call Sign
Alexa load Call Sign and find [november zero uniform sierra mike]
Look up Amateur (HAM) radio call sign information from the call sign database.
Campbell's Kitchen
Alexa, ask Campbell's Kitchen what's for dinner
Your kitchen just got a whole lot smarter. Make dinnertime easy with a daily Top-5 list of triple-tested recipes, selected for your tastes and time preferences.
Capital Quiz
Alexa, tell Capital Quiz to start practicing
Helps you practice and then quizzes you on the names of the capital cities of all 50 US states.
Cat Facts
Alexa, open Cat Facts
Tells you a fact about feline friends.
Cat Raiser
Alexa, ask cat raiser how is my cat
Raise your e-cat living in Alexa.
CheerLights
Alexa open cheer lights
Find out what color the World feels like right now.
Children's Bible Quiz
Alexa open Children's Bible Quiz
Simple Bible Quiz
Christmas Caroler
Alexa, tell Christmas Caroler to spread holiday cheer
Listen to Alexa and learn the lyrics to some yuletide favorites.
Code Phrase Generator
Alexa, ask for a code phrase
Generate a code phrase for your next top secret project.
Combat
Alexa, open combat and hit the dragon with my sword
Allows you to engage in any sort of conflict with entertaining results.
CompliBot
Alexa, open CompliBot
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Garageio
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Guide for ARK
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RightMesh AMA Answers

Thank you for your interest in our project and for submitting questions over the past week for our first AMA!
 
Please see below for our answers. Question thread available here. If you would like further clarification on any of the below, please join our Telegram channel to speak directly with the team.
 
The RightMesh Team
 
 
 

I like you guys the most because you're a BCORP with a great purpose, but what does your organization do better than the competition? Thank you.

 
Thank you for your kind words about our B Corp status, it’s something we pride ourselves on at Left and RightMesh! For those who are not familiar, Left, the parent company of RightMesh, is a certified B-Corp and has won numerous awards for community engagement and corporate culture. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. As a certified B Corp, Left is committed to doing business “right” – for the good of all. There are over 2,400 B Corps in over 50 countries, covering 130 industries. Some notable B Corps include Ben & Jerry’s, Warby Parker, Patagonia, Etsy, Plum Organics, and of course, Left!
 
We believe there are several differentiating factors about RightMesh, spanning from our organization to our technology. These include:
 
 

Culture & Values:

 
Left’s founders, Chris Jensen and John Lyotier, had a dream to create a company built on core values and an anything-is-possible attitude that can make this planet a better place. We have been recognized as the “Best Employer in BC (British Columbia, Canada)” by Small Business BC, and we are a two-time winner of the BC Tech Community Engagement Award. All employees get to participate in our “Dream Program” in which the company supports us to fulfil our personal dreams and ambitions, and we are given unlimited work hours for volunteering in our community.
 

Team Expertise:

 
The RightMesh team consists of over 100 PhDs, Scientists, Developers, Entrepreneurs, Business Strategists and other experts who have in-depth expertise in Mesh technologies, blockchain and building successful businesses.
 
RightMesh has offices in Vancouver, Canada and Khulna, Bangladesh. We also have project contributors and partners working from Zug, Switzerland and Los Angeles, United States.
 
A key differentiating factor is the fact that our team has strong experience in scaling teams which will be extremely important to the success of RightMesh in the future following our TGE.
 

Executive Team Overview

 
John Lyotier, Co-founder and CEO  
Co-Founder & CEO, RightMesh. John is one of the co-founders and is a key contributor to the global strategy, vision, and technology roadmap for RightMesh, its parent company Left, and all its subsidiary brands. John is an entrepreneur and a successful marketer with more than 20 years of experience in promoting, launching, designing, and jumpstarting new businesses and products through innovative marketing concepts. Under his leadership, the parent company, Left, has gained a national reputation as being a “Best Workplace” award winner while being the first back-to-back recipient of the BC Tech Association’s Tech Impact Award for Community Engagement, recognizing the best company in BC for balancing “Work, Life, and Play”. With RightMesh, he is focused on bringing connectivity to the next billion.
 
Chris Jensen, Co-founder and COO  
Chris began his career in the UK working for multinationals and banks and continued in the banking and brokerage industry upon moving to Canada. He has a strong understanding of the finance markets and has lived the pain of raising capital for early stage companies during the beginning stages of growth, from 25 to 80+ employees. He has founded several start-up companies in his career. In his role as CEO for Left and COO at RightMesh, Chris thrives on understanding the big picture and on moving the levers that drive the company forward. This includes financing, strategic partnerships, and corporate development. Chris holds a BSc (Honours) in Economics and History from Queen Mary University of London.
 
Dr. Jason Ernst, CTO and Chief Networking Scientist  
Jason holds a PhD in the field of Mesh Networking and Heterogeneous Wireless Networks as well as a M.Sc. on Scheduling Techniques for Wireless Mesh Networks, both from the Applied Computing faculty at the University of Guelph. An adjunct professor at the University of Guelph, Jason has more than 30 published papers on wireless networks, cognitive agents, FPGAs, and soft-computing topics and has presented his research at international conferences around the world. Jason is the only Canadian member of the ACM Future of Computing Academy and a member of their executive committee. Prior to joining Left, Jason was the CTO of Redtree Robotics, which designed robots that made use of multiple radio technologies to ensure pervasive connectivity to each other and their operators.
 
Dr. David Wang, Applied Research Engineering Scientist  
Dr. Zehua Wang is the Chief Micropayment Scientist at RightMesh. He received Ph.D. degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. He received his master and bachelor degrees in Computer Engineering and Software Engineering, respectively. He holds a research fellow position in UBC. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed book chapters and papers in topics of mobile ad-hoc networks, blockchain technology, the Internet of Things, and the fifth-generation wireless networks. He has expertise of using optimization and game theories to solve economic problems. He was a recipient of Four-Year-Fellowship and awarded the Graduate Support Initiative Award at UBC. In industry, he has about 10 years experiences of software development. In academia, he served as the technical program committee (TPC) Co-chair of IEEE International Workshop in Smart Multimedia and TPC members in many international conferences, including IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, and IEEE VTC, etc. He is a member of IEEE.
 
Saju Abraham, Chief Product Officer  
Saju is a seasoned professional in the realm of mobile and wireless technologies having worked with customers, partners and teams across 19 countries in organizations such as Lucent Technologies, Movius, NEC, OnMobile and Telefónica. His passion for building great products stemmed from his multifaceted experience as a software engineer, architect and product manager, and he currently thrives in bringing multiple cross-functional and cross-cultural teams together to cohesively execute the product strategy for RightMesh. His credentials include a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering and a Postgraduate degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
 
Melissa Quinn, Corporate Development Manager  
Melissa’s passion to empower people to be their best selves is why she has immersed herself in the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and mesh technology world. Heading up Corporate Development for RightMesh, Melissa works closely with the team while constantly seeking Partners, Advisors, and other game changers who are aligned with our vision. She has a BBA from SFU, a background in HR, and a strong desire to put innovative technology at the forefront of doing business as a force for good.
 
Rakib Islam, Co-Founder and CTO of Left  
In his role as CTO, Rakib sets the pace for Left’s application development initiatives, including key recruitment of engineering and mobile technologists. Rakib leads Left Technologies Pty Ltd, Left’s ISO-9000 certified subsidiary in Bangladesh. An active member of BASIS (Bangladesh Association for Software and Information Services), he frequently travels abroad to present an example of the ‘new’ Bangladesh and speak about economic empowerment. Rakib’s credentials include a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Applications from Pune University, India, as well as being a participant in the US Department of State Professional Fellows Program for Young Entrepreneurs at the University of Oklahoma.
 
Tracy McDonald, Director, Talent & Culture  
With over 10 years working with people to grow their potential, Tracy is passionate about creating dynamic teams that facilitate business growth and positive culture. As an early Lefty, she was instrumental in scaling up the team to over 80 people, without losing the culture that makes Left special and unique. Tracy’s coaching and development work with the Lefties has been recognized with many awards including “Best Workplace in BC” and Community Engagement Winner from the BC Tech Association. Her dedication to making Left a premier workplace, was further recognized when Left became a certified B Corporation. Tracy’s belief in the potential of people allows her to lead with compassion, integrity, and trust. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Simon Fraser University.
 
Dana Harvey, Chief Communications Officer  
Dana harnesses the power of words and technology to engage audiences and compel them to action. As a communications professional with 25+ years’ experience in global markets, Dana combines strong strategic skills with out-of-the-box thinking and the unique ability to craft omnichannel content that resonates and inspires. She has helped large corporations like Nortel, Motorola and IBM develop new markets, managed an international advertising agency, and guided multiple businesses to success through her own communications consultancy. Dana is also an experienced public speaker, passionate about sharing her knowledge and motivating audiences. As an advocate for the full participation of women in all communities, she is especially interested in exploring the positive social and economic impacts RightMesh will bring to women in developing nations and around the world. Dana is co-founder of the Women’s Collaborative Hub, an organization that empowers youth and women from diverse backgrounds. Her credentials include a BA (Honours) in Communications and a Post Baccalaureate Masters (Dean’s List) in Asian Management.
 
Alyse Killeen, Executive Strategist  
Alyse is Managing Partner of StillMark Co. and StillMark Capital, and is one of the very first traditional venture investors to participate as an investor and advisor in the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystems. In 2015, the UN Foundation named her a Top 70 Bay Area Digital Leader, and in 2016, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), a university under the ambit of Singapore’s national Ministry of Education, appointed Alyse as a Fintech Fellow. In 2017, International Business Times (IBT) recognized Alyse’s contribution to the development of the blockchain ecosystem by including her in the 4th position of IBT’s “VCs Powering the Blockchain Boom” List, following Tim Draper, Mark Cuban, and Naval Ravikant of AngelList and MetaStable. Alyse has presented internationally, been featured in many reputable publications, authored a book chapter in the award-winning Handbook of Digital Currency titled “The Confluence of Bitcoin and the Global Sharing Economy”, and in 2017 contributed to the next book in the series, Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion (2017), co-authoring “Global Financial Institutions 2.0” with Dr. R. Chan of the World Bank. In her role as Executive Strategist, Alyse consults with the executive team, including on the development of the team’s network within the blockchain community and introduction to ecosystem leaders.
 

Our Advisors:

 
Our advisory team consists of advisors who believe in the long lasting success of the project. They have been carefully selected to help built RightMesh over multiple years of operation and are not involved solely for the token generation event.
 
Our advisors include:
 
 

Academic Research:

 
Academic research has been core to the design and development of RightMesh thus far, and will continue to be a key driver for us in the future. RightMesh works closely with Universities on academic research on mesh networks, blockchain technology, and payment channels. We are working on research with the University of British Columbia on density simulation and payment channel development. Since early 2017, we’ve been conducting research on mesh networks and connectivity in Arctic / remote regions with:
 
 
We've received grants from NSERC, MITACS and CIRA to support pilot programs thus far and are submitting a MITACS cluster grant to support over 100 graduate student units over the next 3-5 years. This research covers everything from how to design relevant mesh apps in the communities the mesh is operating in, to performance evaluation of the network protocols, to scalability of micropayment channels.
 

Technology:

 
It is also important how the mesh is designed for scalability reasons. Most mesh networking solutions are built around a store and forward and broadcast mechanism. This mechanism is not scalable and congests the network causing complete breakdown of the network. Even a small amount of devices can quickly cause exponential traffic resulting in extremely high delay and low effective throughput for apps running on broadcast protocols. In the RightMesh network, devices directly communicate with another device, and make smart routing decisions along the way.
 
RightMesh implements autonomous role topology/mesh creation layer - which means devices in the RightMesh network will autonomously detect each other and connect - user intervention in the network role is minimized .
 

Other key tech differentiators include:

 
We don't broadcast data. We compute a route between devices. Our protocol was built to use multiple paths (most use a single path and have long recovery times on a broken connection). The RightMesh network protocols can failover, or use multiple paths at the same time. RightMesh doesn't require the phone to be rooted. RightMesh doesn't require extra hardware. RightMesh can share existing Wi-Fi or Cellular Data, many others can only share Cellular Data.
 
 

Partners & Affiliations:

 
 
Answer provided by the RightMesh Team
 
 

Hello, First, congratulations on the big idea! I'm definitely a supporter. (1/2) My question is how far are you into testing your mesh network?

 
Thank you! We’ve spent the last 1.5 years or so building the protocol stack from the ground up, and so most of the testing that has been done has been around testing the functionality of the stack - including node discovery, single-hop and multi-hop communication, multi-path routing, forming mesh networks with heterogeneous wireless links, and app integration.
 
And over time, we steadily have been improving our end-to-end reliable communications protocol. The protocol originally achieved somewhere on the order of a few kbps when we first started because we did e2e acks on every packet. We have since moved to sliding window and selective ack mechanism which has allowed the performance to climb closer to the Mbps range. However, we still have more work to do in order to achieve the theoretical maximums of the individual links (and even faster if combining links).
 
In terms of testing of the scale of a RightMesh network, we've tested with up to 10 hops on a single path, but can likely support more. Right now the largest offline mesh we've had is 30 devices, limited only by the number of devices we had available at that moment in time.
 
Building a performance evaluation framework is one of our next immediate and important tasks, where we can evaluate the performance of the network under various test conditions - for example how the network behaves based on density, and how does the number of hops impact the response time and data that flows through the network.
 

(2/2) Can I assume I'll only be able to participate if I'm in the surrounding locations? For example: Someone in Indonesia is using RightMesh to try and connect to the internet. Is there a possibility for me to help them if I live in a different country? Thank you and keep up the good work.

 
To be a participant in a RightMesh network, you will have to be in close vicinity with another RightMesh powered node (smartphone) in order to be connected to a network. However, it will be possible for community members to operate devices that provide a “superpeer” layer. These would be fixed nodes with stable, reliable, and ideally fast internet connections. They would provide relaying between different geographically separate meshes - for instance between two neighbourhoods that are too far apart for one mesh to cover them both. They would be required to provide tokens in order to facilitate the channels that need to be made between the buyers and sellers. This would allow them to charge a fee for having their tokens locked up in the channels.
 
We will also open source the superpeer, so people will be able to work off our reference superpeer implementation and build their own custom superpeers. This would let them control the strategy the superpeer uses to allocate tokens into channels. We expect to have a release of the superpeer which supports payment channels by next week. At this point in time the solution is proof-of-concept stage, but some testing has been done to support two meshes communicating with each other through a superpeer where the data seller in each mesh is compensated by buyers in each mesh.
 
Answers provided by Dr. Jason Ernst, CTO and Chief Networking Scientist & Saju Abraham, Chief Product Officer
 
 

What do you see as the biggest challenge with taking your technology to market and hitting your usegrowth targets?

 
Density is the biggest challenge of mesh technologies, and one of the reasons why token economies are required to incentivize users to share their signal when it is available.
 
We are looking to bring in users into the RightMesh ecosystem through the work they do in the network, and provide them economic incentives that will encourage further action. What defines work? Being a part of a relay node in the network for instance - that reduces barriers to entry. Or incentivizing users for taking actions in the app or to consume content such as ads. The more opportunities there are for users to earn, the more people that will join, the more developers that will join the ecosystem, leading to more opportunities, and the network effects loop should grow stronger.
 
Answer provided by Saju Abraham, Chief Product Officer & Aldrin D’souza, Product Manager
 
 

(1/3) What is the theoretical maximum mesh size?

 
There isn't really a theoretical limit. We don't have any hard caps on devices in our code, however locally there may be limitations from individual phones. For instance, I've seen some phones in hotspot mode which only support 6 clients connected to it. On other phones sometimes, as few as 3-4 BT connections. So there are some constraints on the topology and the maximum number of connections one device may have, but it is limited more by the devices, the chipset and Android, rather than our software. We can also get around some of these limitations still using our switching technology, however, this will have a noticeable impact on delay.
 

(2/3) Does the transfer rate for users slow as the mesh size increases?

 
This is less a function of the number of users, or devices, and more a function of the demand on the network. A network with many devices and few users actually requesting traffic may perform better than a small network where all of the users are requesting lots of traffic. There is some overhead in the protocol to maintain the connectivity of devices, however this will be minimal in impact compared to the load of traffic from all of the devices. It also depends on where the traffic is going. If it internal to the mesh it may be possible with a dense mesh that RightMesh could support high throughput internally. The bottlenecks would likely occur in cases where there is lots of traffic which requires the Internet, and there are too few people willing to sell or donate Internet data into the network. Compared to other meshes howevever because RightMesh can support multiple paths, we can split the load across all available Internet connections rather than doing something more naiive like rely only on the closest one, for example.
 

(3/3) How do you plan to test a large scale mesh prior to launch?

 
There is lots that we can do with simulation, or combining simulations with some real devices. We also have a large team in Bangladesh that can help support field tests in some very different environment that we are used to in Vancouver.
 
Further, we are working with researchers at UBC and Guelph so that graduate students can apply some of the latest research methods in simulation and performance evaluation to RightMesh. (I myself have a PhD that relied heavily in this area, and we have several other PhDs on the team who can provide expertise to graduate students in this area. We are also working with some other top researchers in this area who will help in ensure we are straining and breaking the network as much as possible before launch).
 
To be more specific, it will be a combination of stressing various components of the system one at a time, along with tests that stress all of the components at once. We are also building software that can automate various scenarios to test how the phones and the library can handle different topologies and connectivity. Before we consider it ready for launch however, we'll need some wide scale tests with real devices and real traffic. This will likely happen by working with friendly partners who believe in the benefits of what the mesh can provide in very localized applications (think a train schedule app in a crowded city for example). This will inevetiably result in parts of the protocol breaking, which will iteratively repair.
 
Once we are satisfied that the network as a whole can maintain stability, tokens properly account for the data being used (verified on the public testnets), and that users of these early partner apps are having a good user experience, we will deploy to the public network.
 
Answers provided by Dr. Jason Ernst, CTO and Chief Networking Scientist
 
 

Have you had direct interest from large enterprise clients wishing to use the mesh technology in their apps/content strategy as yet, or are you having to reach out to them to generate interest?

 
Yes, RightMesh has been receiving direct inquiries from major corporations and organizations every day. These companies are largely interested in reaching emerging markets and regions where connectivity is an issue, and has been inaccessible until now. Mesh technology, being so new, will enable new types of applications to emerge that have not previously been possible, so proof of concepts for both RightMesh and partners will be a key focus. We’re actively in discussion with companies who are interested in integrating RightMesh into mobile applications, dApps, IoT devices and other hardware products to develop pilot projects.
 
In addition to these inbound inquiries, we have an outbound strategy as well, where we’ve identified key verticals that would benefit from mesh enabled applications. In the near term, over the next year while we harden the RightMesh protocol, we plan to focus on working with partners who provide services like emergency communications, distance education, medical services, and messaging applications, to name a few.
 
We see the need to work with a variety of different types of partners from international NGOs to brand names in order to test various use cases (ex. emergency medical alerts or content distribution from content providers). Our partnership strategy will evolve over time as our protocol matures.
 
We will publish announcements as per our effective disclosure policy once anything is material.
 
If your organization is interested in discussing a partnership or collaboration with RightMesh, we'd love to hear from you! Please email us at [email protected].
 
Answer provided by Brianna MacNeil, Product Manager, Blockchain
 
 

First let me say this product is revolutionary, I know if availability is solved there is no reason not to use this. My question is regarding your choice of an erc20 token, wasn't it more suitable to choose something like IOTA for constant payment of internet access? Are you planning for the payments to be made every second per MB consumed or something like that? Thanks

 

Related question: How exactly to you intend to use microtransactions considering high Tx fees from the Ethereum network?

 
Thank you very much for your feedback!
 
First, for context, let’s explain why and how RightMesh is using blockchain technology. Firstly, the protocol is integrated with Ethereum to uniquely identify each node (smartphone/device) in the mesh network by assigning it a MeshID in a similar way that a MAC address is assigned an IP address. Secondly, participation in the network is incentivized through an ERC20 token, called RMESH, and the network uses a custom implementation of µRaiden to allow for micropayments of micro amounts of data in the network.
 
We are supporters of Ethereum and its strong development community. Scalability and reducing transaction fees are two of the biggest challenges that the Ethereum community is working on now. But, while that is happening, we have also been looking at our own protocol design to minimize the need of Ethereum transactions and tackle the problem of scalability.
 
Every microtransaction that occurs on a RightMesh network does not need to be secured on the blockchain - that is vastly inefficient. That’s why we’ve been relying on a payment channel design based on µRaiden that allow micro transactions to occur in the network between nodes without transaction fees, and not being dependant on the blockchain for every transaction. We think this has to be a joint community effort, and so we’ve published the work we’ve done in porting the µRaiden libraries to Java to be used in our Android libraries.
 
We also believe that being a part of the Ethereum community also means contributing to it and helping it to move forward.
 
We hope that the work we have been doing on µRaiden and porting the libraries to other languages - specifically Java so it could be used in Android applications - will benefit other projects who plan to use the Ethereum network for microtransactions: https://github.com/RightMesh/microraiden-java
 
Answer provided by Saju Abraham, Chief Product Officer
 
 

If Google/Alphabet succeed with Project Loon, will this damage RightMesh's market?

 
If Google’s Project Loon succeeds, it would be a win for everyone and the planet. The same goes for the SpaceX satellite initiatives, the OneWeb project, Facebook’s global internet initiatives, 5G networks, and the success of other mesh networking technologies in the blockchain space.
 
We each share the goal of bringing connectivity to the nearly 4 billion people who do not have access to internet and connectivity. At the end of the day, we, RightMesh, aim to lift millions out of poverty by providing them with access to the societal and economic benefits afforded by the internet and access to information. This is not something that can be solved by one entity. It will take the combination of different solutions and approaches to make this a reality.
 
One major strength of RightMesh is that we can solve last mile connectivity, which is incidentally complementary to many other projects in the space. There is a good opportunity for us to potentially collaborate with some forward-thinking wireless companies, MVNOs, and corporations working on global connectivity projects, to provide last mile delivery.
 
Answer provided by John Lyotier, CEO & Brianna MacNeil, Product Manager, Blockchain
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Transcript of George Webb Video Series Part 287 "Hillary's Leakers, Hackers, and Henchmen" [@Georgwebb / #HRCRatline]

  • Day 141.4. DEA Licenses Being Stolen and Compromising Pharmacists? - YouTube
    • Day 140 back to the opium dome you can just kind of pick the top of it off
    • And take off and go ahead and get your opiates
    • So yeah I'm not saying the director of strategy Awan is the director of the opiate dome or not but
    • Again, why the DEA license?
    • And if there was an enforcement agency--let's say the DEA where
    • And let's say you had somebody a friend in the DEA business
    • Like let's say, Bruce Ohr, you could go around and see which licenses had expired, retired doctors who had retired, revoked, etc
    • If you had a common name like Wong or Awan, you could reuse those licenses much the same way that the employee numbers were reused in the PeopleSoft application
    • So basically, you just say, "hey I'm Albert Wong today, nd I am going to go in and visit let's say Lobel LaBelle"
    • The gal who is the executive director at this largest facility in the country for veterans the largest consumer of pain meds and different types of psych meds
    • And say, "look you're not complying--you're out of compliance with your EEO, 15-percent has to go to EEO, we're gonna lower the boom on you. We're gonna come down on you. We're gonna sue you."
    • And what's the natural reaction?
    • Well, "you have a list of people who I could buy through, small pharmacies, or whatever, small distributors?"
    • Oh yeah sure I've got a list right here : it's it's Omar Awan, you can buy from him
    • Or you can buy from Mark Lambert, he's on our list,
    • Or you can buy from Saipov, he's one of our truckers, you can you can you can get it from him,
    • Or Albert Wong, he's one of our local guys
    • You got to be one of these four though, otherwise we're coming down on you hard
    • We're gonna we're gonna lay it on you with lawsuits right
    • Now, there was just recently a case of this W E R T K I N [[WERTKIN]] I would think of it like a not like a wart on your face
    • And then a family like that would be a wart-kin
    • This is wart kin like work like wer t like beer wort, not like beer wort but like wart-kin
    • But he had 40 of these cases of whistleblower cases in health
    • Now, is that DEA? is that VA? is that VA where DEA meets VA? is that Health? is that HHS? We don't really know
    • But 40 whistleblower cases somehow he has, in San Francisco
    • I'm not saying it's McKesson McKesson McKesson I don't know who those cases are
    • But again, we don't know he's somehow in a private law firm has 40 government whistleblower cases
    • Now, we know there's a hundred 90 whistleblower cases here, with a guy named Stone, who's stonewalling in those cases
    • Again, this Senate is stonewalling the approval of the new Inspector General for those cases
    • We need to get some transparency here
    • There is a huge something very rotten in Denmark something is horribly rotten
    • We need to get a new inspector general to get those 190 cases out see if those are the same 40 cases as the wertkin
    • And then we have all the sealed indictments
    • He was selling sealed indictments. This Wertkin can was selling sealed indictments
    • Now, it's almost sounds like sealed indictments are every bit as much of businesses as expired or retired DEA licenses!
    • Let's get the bottom of this
    • This sealed indictment thing is bad news
    • It seems like a secondary market in sealed indictments
    • Is it just this one guy with the 40 indictments?
    • We have 10,000 more than 10,000 sealed indictments out there, we got to get to the bottom of this
    • First thing Trump can do just take all 190 whistleblower cases
    • And just publish just publish those
    • Publish the Inspector General report for the house
    • Publish all the Capitol police reports just push it out there the sergeant of arms etc just for starters
    • Just for starters just push it out just like you did with the Fast and Furious
    • Just push it out
    • Then we'll bring in Inspector Generals that can look at the crowd source analysis of all that information
    • And with these 40 cases out in San Francisco this Wertkin just push it out who are the 40 cases
    • We need to know
    • If somebody's selling sealed indictments we have a market being established for 40s indictments
    • We have to publish all 10,000
    • Who are the 10,000 sealed indictments
  • Day 141.5. We Will EEO Your Ass, Dr Wong. Write the Damn Script - YouTube
    • Day 140 this is part six or 141 part six here we are at the opium dome let me see if I can get that top
    • And the opium dome opiate dome I got it no no almost got it got it there it is
    • Taking the top off blowing the lid off the opiate dome
    • Forget about Omar Awan with the license with the DEA license ed I want you to think about Omar Awan and the DEA license anymore today
    • But this Curious Case of Dr. Wong
    • Now, this isn't I'm not saying two morons Wongs make a right
    • But this is a case where two Wong's may actually make a right
    • (that's hard to say if you do it really fast)
    • But though this Wong is 48 year old Albert Wong, not the younger guy who shot the women at Yountville--the executive director at the VA
    • But the a guy in Chino
    • He only writes 13 prescriptions a month he's a pharmacist 13 prescriptions a month
    • He's getting all kinds of pressure from these drug companies, we want to go in business, we'll provide you all the doctors, all you have to do is write the prescriptions write the prescriptions write the prescriptions
    • Well the guy--he feels pressured, so he goes into business
    • And it turns out these doctors are fake
    • These are Awan doctors--these are fakes. They're all fake
    • But now, he the FBI is coming after him
    • Now, because he wrote the prescriptions
    • He said I tried to see if they were real, I called the Awan doctors, and they seemed real I--
    • I only got a couple minutes to fill a prescription.
    • I only did 13 prescriptions a month
    • So he writes this letter, and he explains this situation saying, "hey I got muscled out of of my DEA license"
    • This is what happened 2012--it's the case you can read it I put it out on Twitter
    • Now, is this the same thing as Al Capone used to do?
    • Al Capone used to go into a bar...he'd send his guys into a bar
    • He'd say, "hey you got a nice bar--it'd be a shame if it exploded"
    • And the bartender would naturally go well you guys look pretty rough, can you tell me how it won't explode?
    • "Well you got to do protection"
    • "Oh what's how has protection work? (not child protection that's another)
    • "But the way it works is you buy beer from us. If you don't buy beer from us, the place explodes."
    • These are your choices. This is the old SEIU--I'm gonna give you a choice
    • And this is the Chicago Way, having spent a lot of time in Chicago
    • And I'm not saying Rahm Emmanuel's running the opiate dome
    • I'm not saying that. No Rahm Emanuel on the opiate dome
    • But that's your choice
    • And it looks like that same type of intimidation, SEIU intimidation tactic on these pharmacists is being used to get these DEA licenses
    • Now, what if it's the same DEA license that this guy gave up in 2012, that this Albert Wong, the shoot-'em-up guy at Yountville
    • What if he took over that same DEA license, and wrote thousands, and thousands of prescriptions, where the old real doctor, the real doctor Wong was only writing 13
    • What if that was true
    • We might have found the problem on Capitol Hill
  • Day 141.6. Why Are We Expecting So Much From Horowitz? - YouTube
    • Day 141
    • And here at the US Navy Memorial, nice flags here
    • Of course your name's Sandy Berger or a latter-day Sandy Berger there's your sandy pants right there, if you want to stuff your pants with some documents to obstruct justice, which is what we have electronically: terabytes to Pakistan
    • And of course this organization right here the DOJ not only has the FBI in their enforcement arm, but they have the DEA
    • Now, my question is everyone's waiting for the DEA's IG report
    • And they have 450 people--this Michael Horowitz
    • And everybody is expecting great things for Michael Horowitz
    • Well I'm gonna ask you: if myself and Task Force can find Omar Awan's DEA license
    • If we can find Saipov's license
    • If we can find Mark Lambert--the head guy still there trying to push Campbell as the informant, Campbell Soup, Mark Lambert's the key guy
    • He has a DEA license
    • If they can't find those
    • Wong, if they can't find Albert Wong's DEA license--the guy who supposedly has PTSD and is shooting up the VA
    • If they can't find those things, open source, with 450 lawyers
    • And all the inside information
    • And all the ability with the FBI to do any kind of deep dive on any person the United States possible
    • Why are we expecting so much from his report?
    • That's all I'm saying--is why are we expecting anything?
    • The only way that they've ever produced anything is by somebody producing documents in a lawsuit
    • And then they come in later said, "oh yeah we thought of that too"
    • That's the only thing that this is
    • Anyone who is expecting anything out of the Horowitz report is just doing wishful thinking
    • Wishful thinking
  • Day 142.8. [email protected] As Information Artist. - YouTube
    • Continue our series with JK day 142 part 7
    • So we're talking about internalizing information right internalizing it
    • How to apply it I had a student who was on the debate team
    • And foreign student from Cameroon right actually from Africa yeah
    • (looks like you're wearing the opium dome we're gonna move you off the opium dome and)
    • So the students this happened with all the students were many of the students
    • But they would apply it in their other classes the concepts that I taught
    • So the ability to extract, accept good information is the gathering of the good information
    • And then action literacy is acting ethically upon that
    • So she talked about how these concept of accuracy, accessibility, clarity, context, and then are being refined and relevant
    • Those are the main six concepts and--
    • G: how I think of this when I think of you
    • And your in your Mueller song
    • And then your Peter Paul and Mary song or its its Dion it was a guy named Dick Hollar
    • But I think Peter Paul
    • And Mary also covered that song Martin Luther--anybody here yeah the we'll get to that don't worry I know the fans are clamoring to hear--that John
    • And Abraham Martin and John
    • New lyrics Abraham Martin
    • And John got all the people we've lost all the young people we've lost
    • So it really is that's internalizing the with the part I like about this
    • And the part I like about when our searchers do compound searches is they are internalizing the story into themselves that are
    • The act of going and being active rather than passive
    • Yeah I want to say that George and Task Force are information literate and beyond that information I forgot
    • Again, you said fluency fluency there are information fluent
    • And most people didn't give them enough money if we don't get more money
    • That's exactly what they're doing
    • But I thought of music and you being an information artist sort of
    • You're an information artist in the sense that you are when you have to like redo a song with two funny lyrics you're kind of internalized you first have to internalize the information, then you have to re express it to the world
    • And you're creating
    • You're moving from like the consumer of information to a creator of information in a way
    • Yeah no thank you for saying that I hadn't even thought about it because it is a it does take a lot of work and you have to think it through
    • So I had to know the Grinch song for the Muller parody
    • And internalize it and then move off of that
    • So in that's it kind of the funnier example
    • The more serious example is the opiate crisis and, so you've got a couple of of meaningful stanzas at the end right
    • And one is about kids being lost is that
    • Yeah the third stanza is about all the young people that we've lost to the opioid crisis
    • You want to do that alright next anybody seen that crowing child
    • Wake up see what's going on
    • I hear cries from the secret place
    • And see the pain on a mother's face
    • I woke up and millions were gone
    • G: I think that to me is it doesn't just internalize, it somehow imprints on your heart--it's somehow that when you do that it's somehow that's with me for a promotional yeah connects emotionally
    • But but that's a part of information that imprinting of information
    • You've got it yeah that people don't know
    • And actually that's what advertising does in kind of a negative way--they manipulate you right and I use emotion to get you to buy something
    • So can be used first Norden called me by the way that called me her daughter had died from an overdose
    • So that's why when she saw the first clip, that's why she wanted to talk to you right away
    • Well I want to dedicate to all those people
    • And Pittsburgh we're gonna dedicate that song to you
  • Day 142.11. I wasn’t Looking - YouTube
    • Finally we decided to do a fourth piece
    • And not all action literacy is serious right it can be fun okay
    • Now, I'm gonna use it for my own purposes because that's how I am selfish and all that I
    • Action literacy, and if I have an information artist I'm gonna say "look you know"
    • But this song is gonna be about not lucky it's gonna be about just having fun
    • which is
    • "I wasn't looking JK", you can do a keyword search
    • "I wasn't looking JK" it's a song I wrote
    • Now, this sounds a little autobiographical like this is how you met your wife or something yes is it
    • And the gist the song is not looking and that's when you find love
    • There you go and that's when you find information for this channel to always remember "Search Search"
    • I'm kidding
    • That's how I found this about six weeks ago I wasn't looking for George Webb
    • And when I first saw it I saw how you just you cover so many bases I got about 20 percent of I'm like oh my god
    • So let's outro here on a bouncy sunny jingle
    • So nice the weather it was spring here is great
    • So you need me to
    • Let's make that the background
    • {{SONG}} I wasn't looking through the park that way I wasn't seeing
    • But the Sunny day
    • How do you find a love when you're not looking
    • She was cooling
    • But the place was hot was just all my way to the parking lot
    • How do you find a love when you're not looking
    • But it found her that night
    • It was a shining bright
    • And it found me to hey
    • We were looking
    • And that is our story
    • Is you guys got to look for this channel
    • But also look for those serendipitous channels like JK's
    • So JK space swamp space Muller or information artist or information artist
    • Or I wasn't looking jk jk there you have it what is it active literacy action literacy
    • And information literacy
    • And action lose it
    • And we'll catch you in Lisbon if we don't get you in Lisbon will see you in Bosnia
  • Day 142.12. MedCOM. - YouTube
    • Day 142 it's part 12
    • And we can't seem to get off Capitol Hill before more news breaks
    • But phantom secured phantom secure
    • If you wanted a secure phone that would be like a phantom you'd probably contract with phantom secure
    • Oh by the way it turns out Albert Wong's company ABM ABM is an SEIU Union
    • And they do Med secure
    • They do medical facilities MEDCOM the Medical Command
    • If Medical Command is in California, and Albert Wong is doing that medical security with a phantom secure blackberry: Wow!
    • Anyway we don't know if these BlackBerry's these phantom secure BlackBerries
    • They rip the phone out, they rip the microphone out, excuse me they rip the camera out, they rip the browser out, they ripped the normal messaging services the normal BBS messaging services out
    • It's a stripped-down phone reminds me of Obama's phone actually with only 30 phone numbers hardwired into it
    • That's the phone number that Jack Lew and Dennis McDonagh gave Obama, so that he could only text 30 different people
    • Very nice thank thanks, Joe Biden
    • Well anyway I don't think was Joe Biden either those other folks
    • But anyway they watered down his phone
    • McDonough did it and Lew
    • But anyway getting back to phantom secure
    • This is the one that the all the bike gangs have
    • Phantom secures also the provider to who Sinaloa cartel
    • Fast and furious cleared out all the gangs
    • Made it so that the Mexican oil company could be Denationalized, being able to sell the Gulf Shore leases
    • All this is tied together into one big land grab
    • And the people that we're giving the BlackBerries phantom secure BlackBerries
    • Again, all we need to do is publish the server
    • And we'll find out what those IP addresses are
    • And the other thing about phantom secure is it can remotely wipe the phone if it's ever confiscated by authorities
    • Ramos is the guy's name
    • Not Jorge Ramos of what's that Ramos Vincent Ramos is the CEO
    • It's a company based in Canada I think it's based close to blackberry
    • I think it's in Ottawa
    • I think I think Blackberry was in Ottawa
    • And I believe phantom secure's also in Ottawa
    • So this is very closely tied to NATO
    • And the whole NATO crypto Development--the whole government of Canada's cryptography development
    • And that's that's who Hillary went to to, to do the cryptography for these Blackberries
    • Now, I believe that Blackberries are still being configured by Rao Speedwagon Abbas
    • And being run in and out of the buildings--potentially, from the server by Jamal
    • But the technology comes from Ottawa
    • Comes from this same the same place that phantom secure got their cryptography
    • And encryption technology it's the same place that from blackberry it all comes from blackberry
    • As a matter of fact why not just point right at the Canadian embassy
    • It comes from that Canadian embassy right there
  • Day 142.14. Learning Our DEA Letters - YouTube
    • This is Day 142 this part I think 13 this big day
    • So Rizvi everybody's one of rizvi
    • It's kind of taken capitol hill by storm
    • I remember the frisbee craze
    • I remember hula hoops
    • I do not remember abomb beers, I do not remember Coonskin caps
    • But apparently Rizvi if you can find a Rizvi now, on Capitol Hill it's worth big bucks
    • It's like Bitcoin worth--it's like a one Rizvi is like worth a Bitcoin
    • No actually Rizvi is a name of interest
    • I was just kidding you
    • R I Z V I
    • And it's a name of interest in Florida Rizvi investments
    • We recommend everybody go to their website and and--check out Rizvi R I Z V I
    • Well he also has a DEA license
    • So it probably is worth while we all learn about DEA licenses, since it's the most pressing problem in America right now bar none
    • With what 170 opioid deaths a day?
    • That's 1010 parklands a day
    • So this is the most pressing problem in America
    • So let's learn a little bit about licenses for DEA there's only two letters
    • That's a nice part it's--it's kind of like those alpha Bravo teams--the Alpha splitters
    • And the betas stringers
    • They only have to worry about two letters--it's easy
    • Or if you're in the Awan brothers, doing grain or something, A B AB auto
    • Just two letters a B a B a one brother ID
    • So the two letters first two letters--the first letter is going to be the type of practitioner that you are
    • So A B there's an F and a G
    • You just think of all the grades you might get from a teacher
    • And then they add a G because they like me
    • Those are the top level practitioners research hospitals institutions big boys
    • A through G
    • Then there's an M level, first letter again, first letter, M level, which is a mid-level practitioner
    • Those are your physician's assistants, and those clinic nurse practitioners
    • And then exporters are PR
    • So you can think of like "PR firms"
    • Like like most of the people who have been getting these export licenses seem to be PR firms!
    • So P and R
    • Well this one's F and W
    • So Rizvi, we just just saw that he had an export license, we were just going through the list, and saying FW? what's the W?
    • Is a W a special class for R is V or is it not we didn't see anything after R
    • So that's out there for the group
    • Now, MEDCOM
    • We did identify med come it's based in San Antonio Texas they have a young woman that's running Army US Army MEDCOM
    • All the medical security for the US Army
    • Now, it's just odd that that Wong--Albert Wong
    • And we don't know if Albert Wong's dad is the one in the California pharmacy board or sisters the one on the pharmacy board for Hawaii
    • We don't know any of that
    • But what is weird is that ABM his security company contracts directly for US MEDCOM
    • That is strange. That is crazy
    • So we need to drill down on more on ABM we need to drill down more ends
    • Plus it's an SEIU Union!
    • We need to drill down more on that, and find out how actually these drugs move around
    • And who is in charge of the security of these drugs I think it's gonna be ABM, meaning it's a third party
    • And that is gonna be trouble that's going to be trouble
  • Day 142.16. Correction on Roxbury DRs - YouTube
    • Day 142.15 real quick correction
    • Of course we got cannon here then we've got the long Longworth office building ready
    • Can't you just see Rao and Jamal running in and out with those cartridges--those toner cartridges
    • And of course we've got the office building down there the Rayburn office building, John Wilkes phone booth
    • Now, where those drives just put out there for--a placeholder we don't know right now just yet
    • But one last thing is the second letter the second letter in a DEA license should be the first letter of someone's last name
    • Should be the first one letter of someone's last name
    • So Webb would be a W
    • So FW this is the Rizvi last name, should be an R, right? Should be an R for his Rizvi last name and
    • Now, I've learned Q has said this Rizvi person is important
    • I don't want to jump on--drink the Q-laid yeah
    • I don't necessarily think Q is always on mark with a Q-laid
    • But he did say the Rizvi thing is important
    • The only thing I could add to that is that this is odd that the second letter is not an 'R' it's a W in his DEA license
  • Day 142.21. Your Turn Not To Burn - YouTube
    • We thought we were done
    • But we're not. So this is Margaret Lewis, say hi Margo
    • ML: HI
    • Is that too tight?
    • So Margaret is we see folks here in Washington that each come that have something very important to say
    • And I feel like it's my job when I meet somebody like this to really help them
    • And when they want they have something specific, like an action step, like hey we need to tweet this guy Monk or whatever his name is, I want to do it
    • Now, this is a sad story because her daughters horribly burned when she was 16, by a very simple little tiny fix called a "flame arrestor" a flame flame arrestor
    • And for how long for two hundred years that flame arrestors have been used?
    • ML: yes flame arrestor have been on anything that we cook with heat with her light in all of our homes and everyday use, since they were first invented and patented--1800s
    • And problem is somewhere around 2002, manufacturers decided in order to compete in the marketplace they'd save some manufacturing costs and take the safety guard off
    • And when you don't have this little tiny piece of metal or plastic on the opening it turns it what it would be a normal gas can or ethanol or methanol type of a container into a flamethrower
    • And when that vapor gets sucked inside of a container, we call them an an ice or internal container explosion
    • An ice will shoot a flamethrower anywhere up to 15 20 23 feet well
    • And the research has been done by ATF, CPSC everybody knows it
    • And we've been part of trying to get these flame arrestors required, and put back on instead of voluntary
    • And it's been really hard
    • So that's why I said, "hey if I walking down the street or I do an escalator I would ask you for
    • G: and Margaret said, "hey George I know you"
    • So so this is the thing Margaret was worked with GE I think we can say--that you were six six sigma black belt, continuous process improvement
    • Work for Jeff ML work for the previous guy at Welch
    • So this is a person who you were like in the top executive circle going to China China China for
    • ML: I was a lucky girl that could always make my numbers
    • And I like doing what I did
    • And I was very I I enjoyed the challenge till I do it's like I'm not having fun anymore
    • I'm a mom I got twin daughters I needed to do some other things now
    • G: But your life dramatically changed when this happened to your daughter
    • And she was there at the Shriners Hospital with her daughter
    • And she described how they have to exfoliate the skin every 12 hours
    • And the pain...and this is a mom that I see just incredible fortitude
    • I mean I just yeah--just put one foot in front of the other
    • And just make this thing happen
    • ML: I represent about 4,000 moms a year
    • This is happening 4,000 times a year somebody gets burned by a flammable liquid--not my numbers
    • Facts are my friends it's as NFPA's numbers
    • G: This is a very simple fix--this is a ten-cent this is reminds me of the Pinto
    • This reminds me so much to the Pinto, which we had that $5.00 thing on in the gas can
    • And then we had all these people getting the $5
    • ML: Funny you should bring that up, I just happen to have three flame arrestor on me
    • yeah
    • G: I remember those as a kid when you mow the yard right this little piece of metal our screening could be right in like a gas can yeah or the kin that I spent $25 on yeah they sold him to me telling me it was safer
    • And the price had gone from 17 to 25 dollars
    • So I said I'm gonna buy a case
    • They sold me a case
    • And this is the one that didn't put on that one
    • So the manufacturer that showed me that for $25 didn't put this on
    • Can we agree this is not expensive
    • G: that's not expensive
    • ML: This is what caused the damage
    • Here's one and this is a metal one
    • You can see this one would be on like of a car D room 151 oh very high proof, because bartenders do bad flaming shot
    • And here's another one that's on metal or excuse me um this was I not like a alcohol gel
    • So just so you can appreciate this is just three examples you can see
    • These aren't expensive these are complicated they've been around for 200 years
    • G: So let's let's do a quick call to action now
    • But you said is it Peter monk I what I heard
    • ML: Phil Monkton when I heard
    • G: But I heard Peter Monk I was like oh not not that guy. Yeah Moncton like a monk with a ton of stuff on his back
    • ML: yes Phil Moncton is the guy that drives me crazy
    • He's the vice president a largest Gas can company
    • He's also the president
    • G: what's the largest gas can company?
    • ML Scepter S C E P T E R
    • Scepter out of the Canada
    • G: let's all tweet scepter and say, "hey how about the flame arrestor?"
    • ML: Yes it's like five cents scepter had them on their products they took them off by 2002 I happen to have found depositions
    • So I know when they try to claim oh we don't know what they are we need to study it more
    • Because Phil is the chair of the committee that's been pretending to fix the problem for 10 years
    • He's the president of the Manufacturers Association, which is the lobbying group
    • And he's the vice president of all their sales and revenue streams
    • So that one individual--if we can just get one person to like move aside, we can solve this problem
    • G: And what I would recommend it is there's a healt and welfare committee in the House and the Senate side is
    • Find out which representatives are on there and then tag those wraps, saying, "hey why not this flame arrestor--this is ridiculous"
    • When I heard the description of...but I heard the description of her with her her child, it's worth it, do it, just send out a quick tweet that's all there is to it
    • ML: can I ask one thing sure can I ask everybody to do me a huge favor
    • It would mean a lot to me if you'd also look at asking your representatives to support [[HR 919]]](https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/919) Portable Filled Container Safety Act
    • It's a very balanced bill
    • We're saying just put the safety guard back on
    • And we're saying CPSC, you must protect consumers and students in schools, because there's three or four hundred kids
    • G: in science classes these are in science classes, so your kid could be affected, not just kids mowing in the yard
    • ML: right right right
    • And it's always people in their homes in social gatherings
    • And family gatherings
    • It's our houses it's the things they're supposed to be safe to us right
    • And we just want to make it safe
    • Again, cuz it's completely safe with this guard back on there
    • It is you know
    • G: So how do people get in contact with you if
    • ML: Not Your Turn To Burn Dot Com
    • G: Not Your Turn To Burn Dot Com
    • I'm gonna leave it there because I'm gonna get goofy, so we're gonna leave it there
    • {{ 911: Too late! Just kidding we love ya George. Thanks for covering these human interest stories }}
  • Day 143.1 Maybe A Year of Saying "It's the Blackberries!" Played a Role in BB Bust? - YouTube
    • It's day 143
    • And yesterday was obviously a big day there was
    • I think a total of 12 or 13 different videos
    • And I just was amazed yesterday was probably the most productive day in terms of research, leading to entities
    • I don't get focused on let's say the Vegas shooting...
    • I don't focus on all the details other people do that
    • What I do is I say ok what were the people involved, and what were their associations
    • ABM for Wong turns out to be a provider, a secure provider for medCom
    • MEDCOM what is us Medical Command of the three regions based in San Antonio that sort of thing that comes from that
    • What are the parts systemically in our government that could be attacked?
    • What are areas of research that we should move down in and find out more about
    • And then help our government inspectors to drill down
    • That's the idea here same thing here with Erman Owens looking at
    • Are radiologists actually--and this is not a radiologist like a doctors radiologist--This is a person who's taking x-rays
    • Are those people really writing prescriptions?
    • Why do they have DEA licenses if they do
    • That sort of thing
    • I've read several articles from people that were radiologists that never ever receive their DEA license
    • And understanding the DEA license process more
    • And then I saw yesterday it went all the way down to suboxone being a Y or something, fairly far down into the alphabet
    • Maybe not all the way to Y
    • But understanding that, so that the public can understand how this crisis is happening
    • Again, a hundred and seventy people a day
    • If you're gonna march from--wherever in Parkland to Tallahassee, to protest 17 murders, where your police won't go in, even when there have 39 911 calls
    • And even when they have police on-site hearing shots
    • If if you're gonna won't walk all the way from--Miami to to Tallahassee
    • And I think they took buses I don't even think they did a march...{{ lol }}
    • Then why wouldn't you at least put some effort into knowing how these licenses are given out
    • And what the source of the problem is
    • And then you can do that from just doing compound searches
    • And that goes into what we did yesterday, because we have a 190 of these people out there, who are whistleblowers
    • I would bet a half of them a full half of them are somehow are either involved in DEA or VA type whistleblower activities
    • Just given the nature of the news and the metadata in the news
    • And we talked all about being an information artist
    • All the different ways that you can do searches
    • All the different ways that you can help get the message out
    • Protests of the song sixties songs kind of came to light with JK here what that was great
    • Then it brings out things like this just graphics that show in one picture
    • Here the three regions of the US Army Medical Command
    • And these are the are the different--softs points critical crush points potentially
    • And there's that list I was talking about of all the different lists of--C is a practitioner for DEA license
    • J and K--just let's we can always remember J and K now, because we have JK, right
    • And that's the importer and exporter--it turns out to be importer and exporter
    • I hate to associate JK with that
    • But then we have these treatment programs it's almost PTSD it's almost all the same letters of PTSD
    • Just throw an R in there--So yeah just throw an R in there
    • And then it goes all the way down to X for suboxone
    • But curiously enough for this Rizvi guy that Q thought was can be important, come to the Q-laid
    • He thought that was gonna be important there is no W there is no W there is an I believe suboxone is an X
    • But there is no W
    • And Rizvi's license has a W
    • Is that gonna now, be an easy tell for anybody in the VA to come forward with more leads?
    • Well we don't know
    • And then the last week we finished off with this kind of simple fix--
    • I love these things that are ten cents, that's save four thousand lives and four thousand mother's going to Shriners Hospitals to exfoliate their kids skin every 12 hours and watching the pain in their daughter's eyes when that happens
    • I love that one that's where regulations do make sense
    • And just say hey let's eliminate 2000 regulations for this one $0.10 fix
    • So people say well nothing ever happens
    • Yes something does happen
    • This is an indictment of Vincent Ramos
    • And this is the guy who makes that phantom secure software for blackberry
    • RICO conspiracy
    • And conspiracy to distribute controlled substance
    • "oh you didn't take down you only took down one company in Vancouver BC, right"
    • You only took down one company
    • Well it just happens to be the backbone as I've said here for months or almost a year of the Sinaloa drug cartel, the largest cartel in Mexico
    • You want a strike at opioids, you have to strike at Sinaloa cartel
    • There's no out there's no there's no avoiding that they are number one they are number one by far
    • They are the elephant in the room in Mexico in terms of drug cartel right
    • They're not number two
    • We went for number one
    • And this is 80% this is the gorilla
    • Everyone else is a chimp in Mexico we went for the gorillas
    • And we went right at the heart of the information backbone
    • And we struck and we got the indictment: boom
    • Now, we also know that many other tobike gangs sponsored by ATF in the United States used this type of phone
    • So this was real results
    • And it happened within eight hours that was the amazing part it happened while we were doing the broadcast, which was very cool
    • And then this company is obviously in Vancouver
    • Now, I wanted to also I'll just take a little time to talk about this article yesterday was a 15,000 word article it wasn't 30,000 words
    • I pasted twice in the word count
    • So she didn't get paid quite as much Janet Janet Meyer didn't get paid quite as much
    • But there was a great treatment written by
    • And I was like to promote other channels "empty wheel"
    • This guy is got that Trish Negron type hand that Harvard hand--where they really know how to write
    • And really know how to do literary criticism...if you haven't read 15 months and 15,000 words later boosters still obscure the timeline on the Steele dossier
    • I tend to very quickly summarize Deripaska Deripaska Deripaska right
    • That's the essence of the article which is what's being smoothed over
    • But if you really want to see a great treatment, the Harvard hand the Trish Negron type Harvard hand
    • And I wonder if I almost wonder empty wheel is
    • So it has such a fine hand I almost I think oh that's Trish
    • But anyway read empty wheel in this article I'll put the links in
    • And then getting to blackberry someone said Ottawa, because I've been to Ottawa a lot
    • But it's actually in Waterloo
    • And this was one of the first towns I stopped in after I did the pain clinics in Detroit, then I went to the toWaterloo and that's where I met this filmmaker
    • And we were talking about the pain clinics in Canada
    • And how BlackBerry really started kind of out as a paging company
    • And then people said hey we can use these pages back and forth and that becomes kind of a text conversation right
    • >>>CONT
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Self-Driving Cars Will Kill People. Who Decides Who Dies? by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
I agree. I'm fervently hoping it will be that way, but human psychology being what it is, it will be a tough case to make. What we need is a leap of faith to move into a better future. And I can only speak for myself, but I'm willing to bet myself on such a sure thing. Also in a post-scarcity AI economy, we need to remove the necessity of insurance. Also also in that future other elements will come together so that humans probably won't need to be transported nearly as much as today.
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Self-Driving Cars Will Kill People. Who Decides Who Dies? by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 3 points 7 months ago
Two thoughts on this.
First, this is a failure to understand what an electric, level 5 autonomy SDV actually is. This is about AI and mapping and tracking. I don't think there will be any deaths if everything is working correctly. If there are imperfections in the system that does result in an injury or death of a human, we shall quickly fix that so it never happens again. The combination of AI, mapping, tracking and intervehicle communication would ensure that a "trolley problem" would never arise. But on an unrelated note, I'd wonder what else that kind of AI would be capable of.
This second observation is more about human psychology. Well right now about 32,000 US citizens die in human error caused MVAs each year. And probably a lot more injured or shook up too I bet. When any US citizen gets behind the wheel, he or she believes all will be well and he or she will not make any kind of error, even if they are getting into a car when intoxicated.
But the statistics bear out the fallacy of such logic. Tons of US citizens are being killed, injured or shook up despite believing that they can drive just fine or their fellow drivers can drive just fine.
Here's the rub though. I think it is not unreasonable to assume that level 5 autonomy vehicles with all that technology I described earlier will kill perhaps, ohhh, theoretically 10 US citizens each year due to errors intrinsic to AI or something improbable like being successfully hacked. That's a lot less than 32,000 a year. But what would be the acceptable threshold of casualties if such a vast number of US citizens could be transported so safely. I can tell you the answer to that. Less than 1. That's because humans don't want to feel that they have lost control.
If the number of SDV fatalities would be say 5000 a year, humans would say; "No thanks, we shall continue to control our vehicles and keep killing five or six times that number each year, because we are better at this than AI. The litigation alone would kill the technology.
Me, I'd trust the AI. And I will jump into a level 5 autonomy SDV as soon as earthly possible when they become available to me, hopefully on a super cheap subscription. I would totally sign an agreement saying I would not sue the renting company if an MVA happened to me in an electric, level 5 autonomy SDV that was struck by another SDV of similar capabilities, and that I would accept legal liability if my SDV ran into someone or something. My faith in the flawlessness of the AI and related technologies would be that strong.
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Virtual reality tool developed to untangle genes by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 3 points 7 months ago
Now there is an interesting convergence of technologies. VR is going to help us figure out a lot of things that are difficult to spatially or topographically understand without the insight provided by VR. Like standing "inside" of an object as it rotates around you.
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Scientist Predicts a Sixth Mass Extinction in 2100 by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 6 points 7 months ago
The difference in the human race between now (2017) and the year 2100 CE is going to be more vast than the difference between the human race in the year 1000 CE and today (2017). Things that we regard as serious problems today, will no longer exist as perceivable problems by that point. We may have new issues that are unimaginable today however.
Personally I doubt that humans or whatever derives will still be biological by the year 2100. What we think of as "VR" today will evolve to become the reality of 2100. And of course whatever the AI develops into as well.
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Patreon, one of the most interesting media startups of the last few years, has raised $60 million by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 5 points 7 months ago
I started noticing an odd or perhaps interesting thing on Youtube about maybe 5 or 6 months ago. All my subscribing channels like "Ask a Mortician" and "Fatboss" began to have a large "Patreon" screen at the end of the video. I see now that a new entity has risen. I'm not sure where "Patreon" is going with this, but I bet I am witnessing the birth of a new Google or Facebook type of enterprise. Can I invest yet?
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A Five-Year Basic Income Experiment is Finally Happening in the US: $2,000 a Month by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 7 points 7 months ago
More like "augmented" income. I would still totally have to work full-time. 4,000 dollars a month would be the absolute lowest acceptable amount that would enable me not to have to work full-time. And 4,000 a month ain't much money, but I would probably be able to live within my means. My tastes are pretty pedestrian. And I probably would be able to save some of that too.
What would I do instead of working? Well at first I would play videogames all the time and sleep. But I suppose I would eventually want to enhance my education. Part of my problem is that I'm 57 and after almost 38 years of working, I'm just starting to think that retirement is looking good. I'm getting tired of working. :P
The thing is, as long as there are enough gainfully employable occupations/vocations for humans to do work for money that allows them to have the best lifestyle that they can swing, UBI is just not possible. But. When the AI, automation and robotics cause our unemployment rate to reach a certain threshold, then UBI or some other kind of "post-scarcity" economy would become essential to further survival of our way of life.
I just don't see UBI ever being a realistic eventuality for the USA before that day. But it would sure be nice to "augment" my current salary with that extra 2k a month.
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Spacex will call global internet satellite network Starlink by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
Because calling it "Skynet" would be too egregiously obvious.
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Robots can hitch-hike on sharks thanks to ultrastrong sucker - Underwater robots could soon hitch rides on sharks and whales thanks to a fish-inspired suction cup that clamps on to shark skin and other surfaces. by bobcobble in Futurology


[–]izumi3682 2 points 7 months ago
One step closer to "sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!" Awesome future incoming!
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The “Science Will Not Defeat Aging in my Lifetime so Why Bother?” Argument, and Why We Should be More Optimistic | by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
A human turning 100 years old today has a better than average chance of living for 20 more years. And that is just based on existing medical technology and the blessings of that individual's genetics. Between today and 20 years I bet we make some significant advances in interventional aging reversal technology.
I prophesy that the first person to be 1000 years old is turning 100 years old today. If you have not been following the medical advances in aging reversal technology, this claim sounds like the wildest fantasy, but you are the one ill-informed.
Senescent cell clearing technology alone will cause a 100 year old to potentially live until 130. Regenerative medicine will be beyond our wildest dreams in 30 years. Age related sarcopenia has officially been classified as a pathology (M62.84 ICD 10). Five years ago there was no such classification. Age related sarcopenia was simply regarded as a "natural aspect of aging". And this is not even counting advances in nano-tech, which is the true wildcard in all of this.
As it is, I see most super centenarians (those over the age of 110) living for the most part to the age of about 117. Emma Morano recently died at the age of 117. The next three oldest humans are all over the age of 114. And this cohort of people living over the age of 110 has increased dramatically.
The upshot of all of this is scientific immortality for me. And I am 57 years old. Sure I could get cancer in ten years or get hit by a truck tomorrow, but I think my chances are good. I will be 100 in 2060, but youthful as a 21 year old. (And probably crazy nano-augmented to boot.)
Unfortunately the "bean counters" realize this as well. So I think the odds of me being mandatorily worked until age 70 are also good. No more retirement at age 65. Now since this is futurology, perhaps something nice like UBI or the AI taking over or something will let me still retire relatively early.
Record to beat is Jeanne Calment who passed away in 1997 at the age of 122.
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Future Cities, Built for People and Not Cars, Could Look Like This - more likely to resemble a medieval hill town in Italy than the soaring skyscrapers of Blade Runner: 'Technology’s end-goal is to be invisible.' by mvea in Futurology


[–]izumi3682 -2 points 7 months ago
lol! VR, AI and total self sufficiency will eliminate any desire to be in a big city. The Earth will rapidly return for the most part to wonderful untouched nature. Our virtual universes will exceed anything that reality today can produce. If you thought "The Matrix" was advanced, you ain't seen nothin' yet! You will get your "cities" I promise. But imagine sipping wine and smoking a lovely rich gauloises at an outdoor café on a lovely spring day in 1937 Paris and discussing with your compatriots (who think they are real) the worrisome developments in Germany, but you are the god(dess) in this simulation. Will you self limit and let your world's events take their course and observe history unfold or shall you intervene to see what happens? The power is in your hands.
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Future Cities, Built for People and Not Cars, Could Look Like This - more likely to resemble a medieval hill town in Italy than the soaring skyscrapers of Blade Runner: 'Technology’s end-goal is to be invisible.' by mvea in Futurology


[–]izumi3682 1 point 7 months ago
Ohh! I so wish that was me... I could "exist" just fine I'm sure. I mean if I had lots of money and stuff.
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Researchers Show How A.I. is the End of Passwords as We Know Them by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
I think the solution is facial scanning and recognition technology. Samsung showed it was possible and Apple is going to show how we have now nailed that technology. Doesn't seem like a terrible engineering problem to add a dinky pinhole size facial scanner to any given monitor manufactured from now on.
I mean the cat is out of the bag. Facial scanning/recognition technology is utterly unstoppable, so why not exploit it to the best effect.
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The new $999 iPhone X proves 2 important things about the future of technology by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 2 points 7 months ago
What really has me excited about the progress of this tech is that say 2 years from now, the nearly obsolete IPhone X will be dirt cheap, about 200 dollars tops. There might even be plastic versions!
But just imagine what a top of the line mobile will be like then! Unimaginable things like 16K VR capability. It fills me with such optimism for our incredible future.
Yes 16K is a thing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16K_resolution
BTW have you downloaded and played with "Sketchfab" on your mobile yet? It's pretty keen and just one of the reasons that mobiles are so important to our daily lives now.
https://sketchfab.com/
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Future Cities, Built for People and Not Cars, Could Look Like This - more likely to resemble a medieval hill town in Italy than the soaring skyscrapers of Blade Runner: 'Technology’s end-goal is to be invisible.' by mvea in Futurology


[–]izumi3682 1 point 7 months ago
Time going forward, humans, individual humans will find it easier and easier to live comfortably "off the grid". Technological advances, particularly that of solar in concert with powerful, capacious energy storage batteries, will make it possible to basically produce your own energy. Once a human can produce his or her own energy, everything else falls into place such as water purification.
VR, yet in it's infancy is not going to go away. It is going to evolve and grow into a new medium so powerful and overwhelming, that I don't discount the possibility that humans will engineer our minds away from the needs of biology to fully exploit this technology. Not today maybe or next month, but in less than 100 years, oh yeah.
And nothing happens in a vacuum. All during this time, I'm confident we shall learn how to effectively interact with our AI through what we think of today as the BMI (Brain-Machine-Interface). Humans will no longer be the same. We shall be for lack of a better term, "as gods". If not omniscient, right close. Almost certainly a desirable "hive-mind" will evolve.
I'll be able to do all this in my little apartment, my universal 3D printer providing all I need from a nano-assembler that can draw raw materials out of the air! Well I may have overreached a bit just then. But I wonder that money or personal wealth may even matter, when we reach that level of self-sufficiency.
I believe we shall spend an awful lot of time in shared VR. VR worlds that exceed the wildest most beautiful natural places on Earth. Because that's what humans do. We take nature and improve on it exponentially once we figure it out. And believe me, even today in 2017 we are doing a phenomenal job of imitating/simulating physics, thus nature on computers.
Oh! I almost forgot about cars!
What would you need a car for? :P
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Chinese Smartphone Maker Promises to Outdo Apple With "The Real AI Phone" by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
The proof is in the pudding. We'll see what they come up with. I don't discount what China has to say out of hand. The absolutely staggering amount of technological progress that China has achieved within the last 10 years alone gives me pause. And yes I know they did that by hook or by crook, but the fact remains that China is rapidly equaling and/or exceeding pretty much any technological advance being made by the USA. I also see evidence that China's AI efforts for general consumer use exceed that of the West as well.
But we shall also see what the Apple IPhone X has to offer as well. In any event I see that human civilization is going to make a substantial leap forward in AI and mobile computer processing power going forward from here. A much higher bar has been set. Also while I have this forum, I'd like to pass on this message... PLEASE turn your phone sideways to record stuff--Thank you! --"The rest of the world".
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Superpower India to Replace China as Growth Engine by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
Yes, I said that in my second paragraph.
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Move Over Millennials, Here Comes 'iGen' ... Or Maybe Not by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 3 points 7 months ago
If you think the so-called "iGen" is crazy, just wait until the children that are now 3 and 4 grow up in a world where they have always known mobiles, VAR and AI. AI in everything, from no more driving lessons to AI assistants to boss around with loud impatient voices.
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Virtual reality breathes new life into African fossils, art and artefacts by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 2 points 7 months ago
Oh! Try this out! I can't get it to work on my work pc, but that's because it's a work pc. On my home pc and my iphone 7 it works just fine.
https://sketchfab.com/models/1e03509704a3490e99a173e53b93e282
This is just 2D on a screen. The future of VR is going to be absolutely insane. Beyond anything we can imagine.
(I recommend just downloading "Sketchfab" on any pc or mobile you have. An incredible combination of computer processing power and narrow AI.)
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In the Future, Pop Hits Will Be Made by Machines by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 3 points 7 months ago
For the person, that sounds like a pretty good deal.
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Deep Learning Could Finally Make Robots Useful by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 2 points 7 months ago
In what year will I see a humanoid robot like say, "Sophia" from Hanson Robotics mixed with a deep learning ability. Oh, and then that "Sophia" robot could have these new-fangled "soft" muscles that are all the news today as well. That would be quite an accomplishment.
But why stop there. How soon until we can use narrow AI and new robotics technology to allow humanoid robots to walk the streets with humans. Would that be OK with everybody? What year will I see that I wonder.
I bet it's all gonna happen in about 20 years or less. So I'll be about 77 years chronologically. I wonder if I'll have a little age-reversing on me by then.
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Make a 3D model of your face from a single photo with this AI tool by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
Could we make motion pictures of anybody in history that was photographed? Imagine, genuine motion picture images of Abraham Lincoln or, ...well I'm sure there are other famous people from after photography's invention, but before motion pictures. But mainly it was Lincoln who popped into my imagination.
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Massive demand will see 5G phones arrive in 2019 says Qualcomm by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
Yeah, that's my point. Apple "steals" everyone else's ideas and perfects them to the point that they are irresistible somehow. That's what Apple does. I'm not saying it's good or bad. I'm saying that's why I trust Apple for my mobile.
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In the Future, Pop Hits Will Be Made by Machines by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
What I am about to state was 10 years ago, wildest fantasy. How times have changed.
It's quite simple actually. Our computers can now process stupendous, colossal amounts of "big data". Literally more data than you can imagine or even hold in your physical brain if you could. Among that data are our likes and dislikes. Also what all of our songs sound like, what all of our art looks like, how all of our motion pictures and plays and performances are accomplished. Pretty much everything we have written down. And probably tons of other data I can't recall offhand. Also screamingly funny cat videos.
Now the computers that we have use a multitude of clever human ideas like machine learning, convolutional neural networks, and I'm certain some other marvelous methods of collating, analyzing and deconstructing all that data for actionable information. This involves things like identifying edges and light and shadow, word patterns and lots of confusing criss-crossy lines in the diagrams I look at. But I'm pretty sure it knows what it is doing.
Then our computers can use "predictive analysis" to develop models of varying degrees of confidence that are constantly tested against a sort of intrinsic "critic" that says thumbs up or thumbs down based on all that big data and that collating and whatnot.
Then it spits out the "highest confidence" result. Humans experience whatever it is and send their own feedback into the computer, which assimilates any novel data from that human feedback and tweaks its models to eventually precisely push the emotional buttons that make a song "haunting" an art piece "compelling" or videos "screamingly funny".
The AI is not going to get worse at "creativity". It's going to surpass human efforts in short order. Humans will come to prefer AI art to that of inferior "human" art. What kind of world will that be? And that is just in art and stuff. The AI will dominate everything else as well. And believe it or not that is still "narrow" AI. Just wait until we successfully develop artificial general intelligence (AGI). Then we either adapt or die. And in that meantime...
"Humans Need Not Apply".
Here is a computer algorithm using narrow AI-big data-CNN-predictive analysis to model human faces that don't exist in real life. They don't look too bad today. Yes, they need work. But in about 5 years--wow! OMG!
http://alteredqualia.com/xg/examples/eyes_gaze3.html
(Run your mouse cursor over the face to really get creeped out. Click the black space on either side to see others.)
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True, Bitcoin May Become Corrupt. But Banks Already Are. by izumi3682 in Futurology


[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
I thought we were trying to move away from this mess. I thought the goal was the dream of Peter Diamandis' "Post-Scarcity" society. But instead we just seem to be adding more confusing layers of crap that enables those in the know to make massive amounts of money on the backs of those not as clever. The 1% persists, the 99% persists to fail.
I certainly look forward to the day when we can put AI inside of our minds and no one can be fooled or tricked or deceived any longer. I bet a lot of people think that making all humans super intelligent would not be such a good idea. It would definitely "upset the apple cart" of business as usual.
But who am I kidding. The 1% will get that AI inside of their minds and the rest of us will be their willing slaves or simply exterminated to get rid of the "surplus population" and make the Earth a nicer place to live for the 1%.
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A billion new low-cost employees from china didn't cause unemployment. Why should some puny robots scare us ? by furyfairy in Futurology


[–]izumi3682 1 point 7 months ago
I think I can sum it up fairly succinctly. The industrial revolution replaced human (and horse) (and oxen) muscle. The AI revolution will replace the human mind. Watch this space in 10 years.
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