Last week’s decision by the US president to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital is bound to backfire, hastening the demise of the Jewish state and banding Muslims together, Iran’s defense minister has said. And should conflict break out in the region, Washington will have to bear responsibility, General Amir Hatami said.
Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the company he helped make. “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” he told an audience at Stanford Graduate School of Business, before recommending people take a “hard break” from social media.
WEB Notes: Of course the headline is, well headline candy from the source. No one is literally going to bow before a machine. They simply mean, the machines will be so smart and advanced we will go to them for knowledge and understanding and that in a sense is worship. After all they just created a “church” for it. You should read the article, it is interesting and reminds me of a verse…
WEB Notes: How one is not creeped out by this is beyond me. It is just too much at this point. Technology is at amazing levels and it appears we are simply entering the next stage.
NASA will be hosting a somewhat unusual press conference on Thursday to announce the latest find from its planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope. Kepler has found many hundreds of planets beyond our solar system over the years, but this week’s announcement will be different because Google will be sharing in the science spotlight.
WEB Notes: Earlier this year Trump cut many different programs in an effort to pay for a border wall and his massive military spending bill… So where is the money going to come to pay for this? Maybe that whole “tax reduction” bill we have heard so much about.
WEB Notes: Meanwhile, Middle East tensions “simmer“ supposedly. A Florida Senator said, “Now, I don’t know about you, but when I heard about Jerusalem — where the King of Kings [applause] where our soon coming King is coming back to Jerusalem, it is because President Trump declared Jerusalem to be capital of Israel.” Whatever that is supposed to mean…
WEB Notes: The last two articles we posted said 1 in 5 American households have zero or negative wealth. The other, 1 in 4 Americans postpone medical treatment due to expense. It should be quite obvious American’s need tax relief. Yet, Trump and friends may pass a tax bill that includes giving money to illegal immigrants, something Trump has railed against. Once again, nothing changes.
More than one in four Americans, or 29 percent, hold off seeking medical treatment because of the cost, according to a poll from Gallup.
Millions of Americans are living on the edge.
One in five households has zero or negative wealth, according to a report released this week by the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive think tank based in Washington, D.C. What’s more, an even greater share of African-American (30%) and Latino (27%) households are “underwater” financially. The combined impact of $1 trillion in credit-card debt, $1.4 trillion in student loan debt, and stagnant wages are taking a toll.