Russia Says It Will Field a Robot Tank that Outperforms Humans

The Russian military will field a new armed tank-like robot that “outperformed” manned platforms in recent exercises at the Alabino proving grounds outside Moscow.

That’s what Col. Oleg Pomazuev told the Russian news site “Military Review” in late October. Pomazuev runs the Department of Innovation Research at the Russian military’s Main Directorate of Research Activities, or GUNID.

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Kevin Spacey’s New Film Pulled out of Film Festival

By now you’ve heard about Kevin Spacey’s allegations of rape and pedophilia. While he’s hiding in The Meadows clinic in Arizona with Harvey Weinstein Sony’s TriStar Pictures has removed Ridley Scott’s movie ‘All the Money in the World’ from the American Film Institute Festival (AFI Fest).

The film was meant to close out the festival. It has also been withdrawn from Academy Awards campaign for the film. But the movie will still get a theatrical release Christmas week, December 22. According to Wikipedia the film is described as:

All the Money in the World is an upcoming biographical crime thriller film directed by Ridley Scott and written by David Scarpa, based on John Pearson’s book Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty. It stars Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris, Charlie Plummer, Andrew Buchan and Timothy Hutton. The film tells the story of J. Paul Getty’s refusal to cooperate with the extortion demands of a group of kidnappers, from the organized crime group ‘Ndrangheta, who had abducted and mutilated his grandson John Paul Getty III in the 1970s.

Exchange Operators Believe In Cryptocurrencies: CBOE

The major futures exchanges believe in the development of cryptocurrency trading and will push on with launching exchange traded funds that allow investors to trade in them, stock exchange operator BATS Global Markets Inc’s Chief Executive said on Tuesday.

Speaking on a conference call for BATS’ parent company CBOE Global Markets Inc , the owner of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Christopher Concannon and other executives declined to say when they expected regulatory approval for a bitcoin exchange traded fund they announced earlier this year.

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The future is not BitCoin or any other crypto currency that is in existence. They’re just numbers sitting out in cyberspace. They’re nothing to back them up but good will. When someone figures out how to poison the ‘blockchain’ well there will be no way validate what you have in you electronic wallet or if you have the rights to specific coins. Heck, I would imagine that the US, China, and Russia already have ways to do it. Someone can pump and dump for a few hours and completely collapse the market.

Drugstore pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients

Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found pain relievers sold as Tylenol and Motrin worked as well as opioids at reducing severe pain.

The results challenge common ER practice for treating short-term, severe pain and could prompt changes that would help prevent new patients from becoming addicted.

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Will ER’s actually start using OTC? There is an up-charge on all drugs so there is potential a greater profit to be made on more expensive medications.

Gore Lawyer David Boies Implicated in Insane, Ornate Plot to Discredit Weinstein Accusers

There are very few ways to adequately summarize the mindblowing allegations in a brand-new New Yorker article that reports Harvey Weinstein engaged in an ornate plot to discredit, intimidate and stop accusers from stepping forward. Hiring an intelligence firm named Black Cube (comprised of former Mossad and other Israeli intel agents) to use false identities to meet with journalists and alleged victims? Check. Attempting to squash the New York Times’ bombshell sexual harassment report? Check. Relying on massive corporate firms to dig up discrediting information on accusers? Check. Relying on high-profile attorneys…check.

The names Davie Boies and Lisa Bloom are going to sound similar.

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Twitter blames a failure to take context into account for its block on LGBTQ searches

Over the weekend, users noticed that a number of search terms — such as bisexual — appeared to be blocked on Twitter. Having said “we’ve identified an error with search results for certain terms. We apologize for this. We’re working quickly to resolve & will update soon,” Twitter has finally explained what happened.

Perhaps predictably there’s — assuming you believe Twitter — nothing sinister going on. Instead, the company’s latest policy changes, which took extra measures to block sexual content, meant that its automated systems were being rather heavy-handed in censoring certain content, completely failing to take context into consideration.

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Why So Much Hatred Against Christians in America Today?

On Sunday, the day of the church massacre, cultural commentator David French tweeted, “The amount of anti-Christian hate on Twitter the same day Christians were massacred is stunning and chilling.”

If ever there was a time when we might have expected sympathy for Christians, or at least restraint in attacking them, it’s at a time like this. But the opposite proved true far too many times. Why?

On Fox News, Laura Ingraham noted that some of the reactions to the shooting pointed to “elite hostility to people of faith.” She stated that “hostility to faith infects the popular culture.” She also spoke of a rising “militant secularism,” drawing attention to comments which mocked the prayers of believers on behalf of those affected by Sunday’s church massacre.

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Here’s how millennials feel about the next generation entering the workforce

Just as managers hesitated when millennials were first joining the workforce, millennial professionals are now wary of the incoming Generation Z. Last year, the first group of Gen Z-ers graduated from college and entered the workplace.

When it comes to working with Gen Z, millennial managers appear to be the most worried about company culture, according to a national survey of workplace managers by APPrise Mobile, a mobile communications firm.

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We’ve getting a mixed bag on Generation Z. Stubbornness has been the biggest issue. They have a ideal of how things should work, but that ideal does not match reality. Even when you get them to agree to the proper methodology they will still go behind your back and do it their own way. This causes potentially million of dollars of damages. We’ve had to get rid of about 15% of new fires because of that. This view of they can never be wrong because they’ve never been told they’ve never dealt with rejection has really been detrimental to the organization.

Democrat Disrespects Texas Shooting Victims by Turn Moment of Silence into Political Message

According to The Hill:

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) says he walked out of a moment of silence on the House floor for victims of the mass shooting in Texas, saying he “will not be silent” after yet another massacre.

“My colleagues right now are doing a moment of silence in the House of Representatives’ chambers,” Lieu said. “I respect their right to do that and I myself have participated in many of them.”

“But I can’t do this again, I’ve been to too many moments of silences. In just my short period in congress three of the worst mass shootings in us history have occurred. I will not be silent.”

So instead of giving the victims a moment of respect, as he’s admittedly done in the past, he decided had to tromp out of the auditorium and whine like a two year old.  Why doesn;t he do something productive like write check of his own money to support the family?  Why doesn’t he go down with the families an consul them?  This is sick psychotic individual trying to build a case for re-election, not to really do anything.  He devoid of substance and should be removed from all the committees he’s on.

Saudi Arabia calls missile launch ‘act of war’ by Iran, vows retaliation

Saudi Arabia on Monday called the attempted missile attack on Riyadh’s main airport this weekend an “act of war” by Iran and vowed to retaliate.

Houthi rebels in Yemen, who have been fighting Saudi-backed forces there for several years, claimed responsibility for firing the ballistic missile on Saturday. The missile traveled more than 500 miles before Saudi Arabia intercepted it.

The official Saudi Press Agency charged that debris from the missile proved that it was made in Iran and smuggled into Yemen. American officials have previously charged that Iran has armed the Houthi rebels.

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This one is complex. The Saudi king is dying. In 2015 King Salman change the line of succession to favor his sons instead of the standard method. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, one of the top men in line of succession, was arrested recently for ‘corruption.’ Add to it man of the leaders of the Houthi rebels also have princely bloodlines. Saudi Arabia has been the only stabilizing influence in the region. If it falls apart from infighting Iran can directly influence it’s powers on surrounding territories.  If that happens Iran can put their own Iran friendly prince into power.  That would completely change the dynamic of oil prices and the spread of radicals European and Asian countries.