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Let's see how many people in the Police force will be prosecuted now.

Tragedy was a result of:
1. British amateurism
2. Unwillingness to learn lessons from previous near misses
3. British attitude of dividing people into classes and treating lower ones as dogs.

Nothing has changed, including instinct of Police to cover up their failures.
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A new theory about how the brain learns sequences has been published. "The Numenta paper introduces two advances. First, it provides an explanation of why neurons in the neocortex have thousands of synapses, and why the synapses are segregated onto different parts of the cell, called dendrites. The authors propose that the majority of these synapses are used to learn transitions of patterns, a feature missing from most artificial neural networks. Second, the authors show that neurons with these properties, arranged in layers and columns -- a structure observed throughout the neocortex -- form a powerful sequence memory. This suggests the new sequence memory algorithm could be a unifying principle for understanding how the neocortex works. Through simulations, the authors show the new sequence memory exhibits a number of important properties such as the ability to learn complex sequences, continuous unsupervised learning, and extremely high fault tolerance."
Numenta Numenta Researchers Discover How The Brain Learns Sequences, A Key to Intelligent Systems New Era of Machine Intelligence
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Why do blacks in the United States vote overwhelmingly for Clinton?

This answer from an African American is cogent.

Essentially:
1. blacks are religious conservatives,
2. blacks will vote for strongest Democrat, because they cannot allow a Republican win
3. Sanders, like Trumpolini, harks on a better past, but blacks see the future more optimistically because the last 30 years have been better than the previous 30.
4. Obama is popular among blacks; Sanders has been distancing himself drom Obama
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When one looks at who gains from attacks such as Brussels and Paris, it is worth watching this documentary chronicling how Nato secret operations were behind the worst atrocities in Italy in the 70s.
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Chai Jing exposes the myths that China cannot afford to clean up its air (and water, etc). 
Chinese citizens are poisoned by a regime that in spite of its power, allows blatant corruption and law breaking.
By design, the regulators are powerless.
Public debate, like this documentary, is stifled or banned.
However, China cannot afford NOT to clean its air. 
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Aesop rebuffed: the cicada lives twice as long as the ant
 
Lifespan of Animals.
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Regulatory capture: the regulator becomes powerless through corruption and "revolving doors"
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From a Cost-Benefit perspective, large resources spent on Navies don't make sense.

we can run the numbers for Britain and the Suez Canal closure. A 3.3 per cent increase in shipping distances should produce a 1.6 per cent reduction in trade, which is equivalent to 0.24 per cent (0.016 x 0.15) of GDP. The loss in GDP is 25 per cent of this, or around 0.06 per cent of GDP. The corresponding number for France would be about 0.03 per cent.

Is this a lot or a little? An obvious basis of comparison is defence expenditure, which is typically around 2 per cent of GDP, and is commonly thought of as being equally divided between armies, navies and air forces. On that basis, naval expenditure amounts to about 0.6 per cent of GDP, ten times the cost to Britain of the blocking of the Suez Canal.
Right: Costly benefits: US Navy personnel raise their national flag during a bilateral exercise with the Philippine Navy, as the dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea intensified in June 2014. Noel Celis/Pool Photo via AP. Costly benefits: US Navy personnel raise their ...
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Even for people who are not troubled by the racial profiling (don’t Brown Lives Matter?), and the slow lethal creep to genocide inherent to the US drone program, need soberly to assess the value of the “killing machine” for the security of the people of the Western world. All of this homicide is not making us safer. Instead, the summary execution without trial of massive numbers of alleged suspects of Arab origin is incensing people who do reside in Western lands and vow to seek revenge.
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As the power of fooling people increases, what are our defences? A possible backlash is increasing cynicism towards any type of digital information; this would be a pity because it would increase the price of intelligent dialogue, necessary to reach good decisions.
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Great fun at I Bike London night ride
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UK Agent, Christiania Bikes
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  • Christiania Bikes
    UK Agent, present
  • Cargobike Life CIC
    2015 - present
    Cargobike evangelist
  • Velorution
    Director, 1997 - 2012
  • UBS
    1993 - 1995
  • PaineWebber
    1986 - 1988
  • Sumitomo
    1983 - 1986
  • Vision Zero London
    Founder, 2014 - present
  • AirPublic
    Co-founder, 2015 - present
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Milano - Copenhagen - Norwich - Fointainebleau
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  • Insead
    MBA, 1983 - 1983
  • UCL
    Economics, 1980 - 1982
  • Copenhagen International School
    1974 - 1976
  • Rygaards
    1973 - 1974
  • Liceo Scientifico Enrico Mattei
    1976 - 1979
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January 1, 1961