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Jesse Powell
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More than a hundred House Republicans sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday applauding the agency's plan to repeal its net neutrality rules.

Every one of those 100 Republican lawmakers needs to go.

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So many good memes today after the election, hard to pick just a handful to repost.
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Also remember that 48% of the Alabama voters voted for Moore. Trump and Moore are just symptoms of a much greater underlying illness in American Democracy. Americans who want to live in a country that values justice, civil society, respect for our fellow human beings regardless of creed, race, sexual or gender identity, or class need to start working to make that dream a reality. We need a future focused on improving the lives for all Americans and indeed all people around the glove . And we need to learn how to respond to the fact that such a large fraction of our fellow countrymen are so ignorant, misguided, or perhaps just hateful, that they would vote for someone like Roy Moore.
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Hahaha!
The swine!
Comment three made me snort.
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"By granting the stay, the court effectively told the state that it does not in fact have to preserve the digital ballot images - essentially digitized versions of the paper ballots voters fill out at the voting booth - created today."

The GOP knows the only way they can stay in power is by outright election fraud. Alabama is only the beginning.

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In which Roy Moore says America is the focus of evil in the modern world, that Trump is similar to King David, that Trump was made President by the hand of God, speaks fluent Russian, and that Putin is a kindred spirit. Really. Click through for the video interview (2 minutes).

#GrandOldPutsch #GrandOldPedophiles #TreasonWeasels

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Here's a bill trying to prevent repeal of Net Neutrality.

If you are a US citizen or resident and have 2 minutes, call your representative and ask him or her to support the "Save Net Neutrality Act (H.R. 4585) to stop the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would result in a final rule eliminating the existing Net Neutrality policy." (text from the Mahoney's website).

Here's a link to find your representative:

https://www.house.gov/htbin/findrep

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China’s Plan for World Domination in AI Isn’t So Crazy After All

The nation is betting heavily on AI. Money is pouring in from China’s investors, big internet companies and its government, driven by a belief that the technology can remake entire sectors of the economy, as well as national security. A similar effort is underway in the U.S., but in this new global arms race, China has three advantages: A vast pool of engineers to write the software, a massive base of 751 million internet users to test it on, and most importantly staunch government support that includes handing over gobs of citizens’ data –- something that makes Western officials squirm. Data is key because that’s how AI engineers train and test algorithms to adapt and learn new skills without human programmers intervening. SenseTime built its video analysis software using footage from the police force in Guangzhou, a southern city of 14 million. Most Chinese mega-cities have set up institutes for AI that include some data-sharing arrangements, according to Xu. "In China, the population is huge, so it’s much easier to collect the data for whatever use-scenarios you need," he said. "When we talk about data resources, really the largest data source is the government." This flood of data will only rise. China just enshrined the pursuit of AI into a kind of national technology constitution. A state plan, issued in July, calls for the nation to become the leader in the industry by 2030. Five years from then, the government claims the AI industry will create 400 billion yuan ($59 billion) in economic activity. China’s tech titans, particularly Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Baidu Inc., are getting on board. And the science is showing up in unexpected places: Shanghai’s courts are testing an AI system that scours criminal cases to judge the validity of evidence used by all sides, ostensibly to prevent wrongful prosecutions. “Data access has always been easier in China, but now people in government, organizations and companies have recognized the value of data,” said Jiebo Luo, a computer science professor at the University of Rochester who has researched China. “As long as they can find someone they trust, they are willing to share it.”
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