“Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” -- Alexis de Tocqueville
HBO and Max Chief Casey Bloys said he has no plans to use artificial intelligence to create shows and simply doesn’t see it happening in our world following the resolution of the Writers Guild Of America’s strike.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) pushed back on a prevailing line of attack voiced by Democrats as the first hearing in the impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden over allegations of corruption came to an end on Thursday.
IRS public affairs officer Justin Cole reportedly took a call from CNN two years ago, during which he was informed the network had an email from Hunter Biden claiming that he expected his legal troubles to “go away” once his father became president.
Tyson Foods, Inc., is teaming up with Gatik AI, Inc., in a multi-year collaboration to deploy autonomous, "self-driving" refrigerated box trucks to bolster Tyson routes in Northwest Arkansas. Operating 18 hours a day, trucks will deliver Tyson, Jimmy Dean and BallPark products, among others, to the company’s distribution and storage facilities in the Rogers and Springdale, Ark., areas.
"The deployment will introduce Gatik trucks equipped with commercial-grade autonomous technology to the Tyson supply chain, operating on predetermined short-haul, repeated routes to support fast and efficient product flow from plant to storage facilities," Tyson said in a release. "In a nationwide truck driver shortage, these autonomous trucks are an innovative and safe way to add resources that will allow the company to elevate drivers to other transportation positions in the Tyson business, while ensuring continuous supply chain reliability."
Beginning this week, the collaboration includes multiple trucks with the potential for expansion at other Tyson locations in the future. A safety driver will initially be present in the cab to monitor the autonomous system and take command of operating the truck if required.
This horrifying headline deserves research by somebody. If anyone does it, please share with everyone.
We can all contribute and I ask we find ways to make ourselves better informed, more resilient personally and where you are blessed, with those you love, make yourself harder to tie down and harder to kill, every day.
I’m well aware that the big picture is so overwhelming that becoming immobile in defeat is not an uncommon reaction.
But YOU are already special and you have unusual powers of discernment, or you wouldn’t be here (or other Substack doing it’s honest best to sound the alarm).
As the perpetrators get more active, I feel they’ll to take steps which breaches an unwritten code: “never activate too numerous a cohort at the same time”. Eventually, they’ll piss off / anger / begin to crush a larger fraction of people simultaneously.
In that moment, those who KNOW FOR SURE that “something is badly off”, but they don’t really know what or why, will pop up like meerkats.
Women’s rights activist and former collegiate champion swimmer Riley Gaines uncovered video Thursday showing a trans male student viciously assaulting a helpless girl at school while fellow students filmed the assault instead of coming to the victim’s aid.
The incident occurred last week at Hazlebrook Middle School, which is located in Tualatin, Oregon, a southwestern suburb of Portland.
Update: Charges have been filed against the Transgender student.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said following the second Republican Party primary debate on Wednesday night that he believes Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was “the big winner” and that most of the candidates did not do anything to help themselves.
A federal judge sentenced a woman to a minimum of five years in prison and an additional three years probation for breaking into and setting fire to a full-service abortion clinic in Wyoming last year.
Travellers heading to Spain have received an earthquake warning after the country was struck by two quakes in the last week.
Costa Del Sol, a region that comes under the province of Malaga, has been named as a Spanish area at the highest risk of earthquakes in the coming days. This comes after northern Spain was hit by a 4.1 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday. The tremors were felt in the provinces of Soria and Zaragoza.
The National Geographic Institute (IGN) recorded the quake in the early hours. While police received a number of reports of tremors overnight, no one has been hurt in the quake.
Most people are more worried about the effects of online fraud than other crimes, such as knife attacks, burglary and sexual offences, according to a recent large-scale survey.
The poll - for criminal justice experts at Crest Advisory – also found that young people were the group most likely to be affected by online fraud, even though half of those questioned believed the elderly were most at risk.
The research was based on a nationally representative sample of over 3,000 adults across England and Wales as part of a survey conducted by data organisation WALR.
The vast majority of those polled (92%) said online fraud was a significant problem in the UK. When asked what crimes they were most worried about, 56 per cent said online fraud, compared to 43 per cent for burglary and 45 per cent for knife crime.
There is no doubt that online fraud is a major issue, but the latest data – over one-fifth of those surveyed said they had been a victim of online fraud – shows a rate which is higher than the latest crime statistics of England and Wales figures.
The US government began Thursday to inform workers of an impending shutdown that could see millions of federal employees and military personnel temporarily sent home or working without pay, unless Congress reaches a last-ditch deal.
Without an agreement, funding for much of the federal government will expire at midnight on Saturday (0400 GMT Sunday), threatening disruptions to everything from air travel to benefit payments, and - if the shutdown endures - dealing a further blow to the precarious US economy.
The stand-off has been triggered by a small group of hardline Republicans who have pushed back against short-term funding deals while Congress tries to resolve a broader deadlock over calls for deep spending cuts.
Some federal employees have already been informed of preparations for a lapse, according to a notice seen by AFP.
Russia has released a draft United Nations Security Council Presidential statement about the Nord Stream pipeline. Moscow condemned the West for an act of terrorism and demanded an impartial international probe into the matter.
Virginia's Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin has not explicitly ruled out a shocking late entry into the 2024 presidential race after he was pressed on reports that donors are desperately trying to draft him to take on Donald Trump.
CBS' Bob Costa set off a firestorm on Thursday when he said that Republican billionaire megadonor Thomas Peterffy is calling allies to assure Youngkin he would have the financial backing if he wanted to jump.
Youngkin has insisted he isn't interested in running, and is focused on the state legislature races in November.
But the troubling performance by the seven candidates who took the stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has prompted financial backers to look for another option before it's too late.
Additionally, some of Youngkin's top donors will be gathered at a 'Red Vest' retreat in Virginia Beach October 17-18 with plans to 'shove' Youngkin into the 2024 race, Costa said, as they are 'growing desperate to beat Trump.'
There is no way Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not know that 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka, who received a standing ovation in the Canadian legislature, was a Nazi criminal, Steven Rambam, a private investigator and Nazi hunter based in New York, told Sputnik.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has officially apologized for a "deeply embarrassing" incident in the national Parliament, where a Waffen SS veteran was warmly greeted by Canadian politicians.
"This was a mistake that has deeply embarrassed Parliament and Canada. All of us who were in this House on Friday deeply regret having stood and clapped even though we did so unaware of the context," the Canadian PM said in a brief statement to journalists.
Trudeau stressed that Canada is especially sorry for "the situation that [they] put President Zelensky and the Ukrainian delegation in" given that this "egregious error" is being used by Russia's "propaganda."
Still, Trudeau's hypocrisy has been called out by Steven Rambam, a private investigator and Nazi hunter based in New York, publicly known for his pro bono activities, which have included the location and investigation of nearly 200 Nazi collaborators and war criminals in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
On September 27, the Russian Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and later landed in Kazakhstan, marking the completion of the mission. The expedition proved to be the longest ever, breaking the record for space flight duration.
Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin, as well as NASA astronaut Frank Rubio spent 371 days in space, setting a new record for the ISS program.
Thanks to the Russian Soyuz MS-23 rocket, the crew returned to Earth safe and sound. Despite the fact that more and more countries are developing space programs, it is the Russian spacecraft which remains the main shuttle carrying cosmonauts and astronauts to and from the ISS.
After the successful landing, rescue teams quickly reached the capsule and provided assistance to the crew.
Senator Dianne Feinstein has died at 90 years old, ABC7 Insider Phil Matier has confirmed. Her career was one of many firsts. She was the first woman president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the first woman mayor of San Francisco, and one of two of the first women elected to the U.S. Senate from California.
"Dianne Feinstein, right from the start, was an icon for women in politics," said former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Senator Chuck Schumer adds, "She's a legend. A legend in California as the first woman senator. A legend in the Senate. She was the leader on so many different issues."
Born Dianne Goldman in San Francisco on June 22, 1933, she was raised by a Russian Orthodox mother and Jewish father. She worshipped at Temple Emanuel Synagogue and graduated from San Francisco's Convent of the Sacred Heart, a Roman Catholic all girls' high school. She was in the glee club, ballet, camera club and athletics.
French President Emmanuel Macron proposed an incremental step toward limited self-rule to the elected assembly of Corsica during a visit to the Mediterranean island on Thursday.
“Let us have the audacity to build a Corsican autonomy within the republic [of France],” Macron told the island’s Regional Assembly in Ajaccio in a speech he described as “an outstretched hand.”
In what was apparently meant as a gesture to the Corsican people's campaign for independence, he suggested the French constitution might be changed in order to “build autonomy” for the island “without any disengagement from the state.”
However, Macron may not unilaterally alter the French Constitution, even on Corsica’s behalf, without the approval of Parliament back home in Paris. Despite promising such changes would acknowledge the island’s unique “specificities,” a move he characterized as a meaningful milestone on the way to autonomy, Macron avoided naming any specific powers to be granted the Corsicans through this process.
There is no history in human affairs when a society willingly gave itself away to foreigners. There is no history of a society maintaining any values once foreigners overtook it. Indeed, there is no history in human affairs where multi-culturalism and ethnic diversity have not led to massive civil conflicts, but Canadians love romanticizing these anti-values.
Most reading this article haven’t experienced such an increase in immigrants. But your anecdotal experience is not the statistical reality. The composition of people you socialize with does not represent the ethnic proportion of the Canadian population.
Put differently, the new immigrants often get ghettoized in areas you never visit. When you encounter them, your interaction will likely be short and superficial. But they have the same vote as you do. And they have no interest in European values. They are economic migrants without an interest in what provides nutrition to Canadian society. They have, at best, no interest or concept of Western philosophy.