The Worlds Workers Have Bigger Problems Than a Robot Apocalypse

June 26, 2017

… the transitions as effective and painless as possible as opposed to worrying about what the end point is.” As Spence points out, fears of technology-driven unemployment aren’t new. A Committee of scientists and activists sent an open letter to President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 warning that a “cybernation revolution” was creating “a system of almost unlimited productive capacity” that would strand “the poor, the unskilled, the jobless.” Are …

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Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

June 21, 2017

… country’s leader, has limited his ability to launch full-frontal attacks on his brother and sister. The parliamentary meeting on July 3 will be an opportunity for Lee to clear his name, but in doing so he will have no choice to throw light on a number of issues that have unsettled many Singaporeans, including: Was there a conspiracy to get Lee Kuan Yew to reinstate the clause to demolish the house? Why was a ministerial Committee appointed to look into options for the property with …

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Jeff Sessions’ explanation for firing Comey just doesn’t make sense

June 15, 2017

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried to have his cake and eat it too when it came to his explanations during congressional testimony Tuesday for the firing of FBI Director James Comey. On the other hand, Sessions told the Senate intelligence Committee that he and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had discussed removing Comey as FBI director and agreed that it was time for a “fresh start” at the bureau before either man was confirmed to their current …

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Reed: Sessions’ involvement with Comey firing ‘highly questionable’

June 13, 2017

(CNN)A Democratic senator who will question Attorney General Jeff Sessions at tomorrow’s Senate intelligence Committee hearing wants to know why he was involved in the decision to fire former FBI director James Comey after he had recused himself from the Russia investigation. The White House initially cited memos from Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommending Comey’s firing over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe as the reason for his dismissal, …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… 1215. The prospect of creating a written constitution continues to be considered and in 2015 the Parliamentary Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, which had consulted on the matter, concluded: “While there was broad general support for a written constitution, we recognise that there are strong views expressed against codifying our existing constitution, or at least codifying it in its current form.” The Committee published a draft summary of the UK’s constitution …

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It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 9, 2017

Comey laid out his version of events before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday,detailing comments the president had made to him about the FBIs investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign and its probe of Trumps former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Comeys account suggests that the president attempted to interfere with the bureaus investigations,pressed the then-FBI director to pledge Trump his loyalty and asked him to get out the word that the president …

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10 students are no longer welcome at Harvard after sharing offensive memes

June 6, 2017

… revoked admissions offers of at least ten students involved in the meme-sharing. “Students sent each other memes and other images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of children.” “The Admissions Committee was disappointed to learn that several students in a private group chat for the Class of 2021 were sending messages that contained offensive messages and graphics,” a copy of the email obtained by the publication reportedly reads. “As we …

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Manchester attack: Armed police guard bank holiday events – BBC News

… military personnel, Ministry of Defence Police are also being used to support regional forces, with Kent Police confirming that “highly-visible firearms officers are already patrolling key locations”. Image copyright Various Image caption School children, parents and friends were among the victims of Monday’s bombing The victims of the Manchester attack Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold another meeting of the government’s Cobra emergency Committee later to …

May 27, 2017
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Fox Stands By DNC Murder Conspiracy Theory Even After Main Source Changes Story

Fox News and its Washington, D.C., affiliate, Fox 5, are that slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was connected to WikiLeaks before he was shot to death in July even as those stories fall apart. Fox News and Fox 5 published separate stories about the supposed links on Tuesday. But since then, the main source has changed his story, D.C. police and the FBI have disputed the most explosive claims, and Richs family has called on the network and station to issue retractions, …

May 18, 2017
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Trump Reportedly Revealed Classified Info During Meeting With Russian Officials

… coordination with other nations on sensitive foreign policy issues. Trump revealed information to the Russian visitors that jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State, the Post the report, adding that (Several Senate Intelligence Committee members told NPRs Scott Detrow they had not been briefed on the disclosure.) A White House spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment on whether Trump shared classified information with the Russian officials. …

May 16, 2017
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Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

… pressing the White House for an explanation. “They are in a downward spiral right now and have got to figure out a way to come to grips with all that’s happening,” Sen. Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Monday evening on Capitol Hill. “You know the shame of it is there’s a really good national security team in place, there’s good productive things that are underway through them, and through others. But the …

May 16, 2017
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