"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Monday, November 20, 2017

Black Death patients are ESCAPING the hospital

If it ain't one fucking thing it's another

  • Shades of 12 Monkeys.  That's all we need is for those infected with the Black Death to jump on airplanes going all over the world.

(The Sun)  -  Hospital patients suffering from the plague are running away from hospitals because they are scared of needles and aren't used to hospital treatment.
Security guards at the Central Anti-Plague Hospital in Ambohimindra, Madagascar, are tasked with keeping patients in as well as making sure those arriving follow safety procedures.
Officials at the hospital say the main reason why patients run away is that they are scared of needles and don't have much experience of hospitals.
Jean Benoit Manhes, the deputy representative of Unicef, told the Irish Times: "Some escaped because they’re afraid of needles. People here are not used to the hospital.

"The problem of plague is not just a medical response. You can have hospitals but if people don’t come it isn’t enough.”
Such incidents have prompted fears that the plague could spread even further with each confirmed case requiring 20 people have been in contact with to be treated as a precaution.
Malagasy people have also been told not to carry out their traditional burial tradition of Famidihana which involves digging up their dead relatives every seven years.
It means 'turning the bones' and sees families cleaning the remains, rewrapping them and reburying them while other family members perform a special dance.
The African island's government has told citizens to pause the tradition for fear the plague bacteria is still active in the corpses and can be spread to the living.
Plague victims who are successfully treated also face stigma when they return home to their communities.
Dr Marielle Zaramisy, the hospital’s chief of medicine, said: "Some people are ashamed once they get out of here.
"They don’t know can they go out at night, they don’t want to tell their boss because he won’t hug them anymore."
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We're Fucked !!

The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia and peaking in Europe in the years 1346–1353.  Read More . . . .

The Black Death Doctor

Military-Industrial Complex pushes Trump to arm the Ukraine

Merchants of Death

  • The Military-Industrial Complex has pushed the endless Russia "investigations". You can't sell weapons when we are at peace.

(Washington Examiner)  -  National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster will present President Trump with a plan to help Ukraine purchase anti-tank missiles in a effort to quell pro-Russia separatists, according to a new report.
On Tuesday, the National Security Council approved a $47 million grant package which would help finance the Ukrainian government in purchasing American weapons, including Javelin anti-tank missiles, an unnamed State Department source told ABC News.
According to the outlet's White House correspondent, Tara Palmeri, McMaster will make a presentation of the plan to Trump, who then would either reject or approve the deal and send it to Congress.
Pro-Russian militants have been a source of conflict in eastern Ukraine since 2014 after Russia annexed Crimea.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis are reportedly supportive of an arms deal with Ukraine, after the Obama administration declined to help arm the country to counter the separatists.
A former Trump aide, however, stressed to ABC News that the deal could have a negative impact by damaging U.S.-Russian relations.
During his recent trip to Asia, after talking with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump hinted that he hopes to have Russia's help in solving several international issues, including in Ukraine.
"When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing," he tweeted. "There always playing politics - bad for our country. I want to solve North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, terrorism, and Russia can greatly help!"
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Disneyland Area Homeless Build Underground Bunker

The Golden State 
Has a Rusty Underbelly of Poverty

(Orange County Register)  -  The makeshift bunker beneath a recently-displaced Fountain Valley homeless encampment was big enough for a grown person to stand inside, replete with wood-paneled walls and a support beam, and accessible only via a small hatch camouflaged to blend in with its dirt surroundings.
The half-loaded .357 Magnum found near the same camp, along the Santa Ana River, contained three empty shell casings – meaning it had been fired.
And the 1,000 bicycles discovered hidden away in the flood-control channel’s dark tunnel system in Santa Ana, two miles north of the encampment, could suggest a large-scale theft ring.
Orange County sheriff’s deputies and public employees said they uncovered unusual and dangerous conditions in the recently cleared homeless camps on the riverbed in Fountain Valley and in portions of the river to the north. The findings, they said, posed public safety risks and indicated that the area was rife with crime.
“It just backs up the data that we’ve collected, which says there is a significant criminal element in the homeless encampments,” sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Puckett said.
The sheriff’s department provided no evidence linking the gun or bicycles to any individuals living  in the Fountain Valley encampment but said the investigation is ongoing.
Orange County Public Works discovered a bunker containing 1,000 bikes in the Fountain Valley homeless encampment area. (Photo courtesy of OC Sheriff’s Dept.)

County employees discovered the bunker Wednesday, Nov. 16, as part of a cleanup effort after the county forced about 200 people to move out of the area five days earlier.
The cavern’s hatch was concealed beneath a thin layer of dirt. But once workers opened the plywood trapdoor, they found a series of wooden steps that took them six feet underground, to a reinforced, 10-foot-by-10-foot room big enough for a 5-foot-7-inch person to stand upright.
Officials don’t know how the bunker was built or who used it.
“We’re not sure what (the room) was for – probably some type of living situation,” Puckett said. “It’s nothing I’ve ever seen before.”
The county moved to clear the encampment, located between Warner and Edinger avenues, following months of complaints from neighbors that homeless people were trespassing, harassing  residents and stealing from nearby homes. Some of the discoveries, officials said, add credence to those neighbors’ complaints and fears.
But neighborhood residents offer a different story, saying they’ve noticed an increase in bike thefts and other crimes.
“I’m not surprised at any of these things they found, other than the bunker,” said Kris Gillan, who owns a condo near the riverbed.  “This is why we tried and tried to get (sheriff’s deputies and Fountain Valley) out there, but nothing was done for a long, long time.”
She said a neighbor’s bike was stolen recently off a patio, and that she regularly saw people lurking in the complex and looking inside parked cars. As the encampment grew, she said, so did crime.
“I feel safer now that they’re gone,” Gillan said.
“But how did it get this bad? I hope the county has learned their lesson.”
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Santa Ana River Bike Trail Homeless Camps

California Poverty
The Golden State is not so Golden
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Homeless driven away to protect Disneyland
Massive homeless tent city near Disneyland

LGBT cinema, exhibitions banned by Turkish Muslims

Revelers walk the streets at the 2011 ninth annual Turkish Gay Pride Parade.

Creeping Sharia
Western "liberals" are strangely silent as
Gays are persecuted by Islamists

(Reuters) - The Turkish capital Ankara has banned the public showing of films and exhibitions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, the governor’s office said on Sunday, citing risks to public safety.

The move is likely to deepen concern among rights activists and Turkey’s Western allies about its record on civil liberties under President Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted AK Party.

“Starting from Nov. 18, 2017, concerning our community’s public sensitivity, any events such as LGBT... cinema, theater, panels, interviews, exhibitions are banned until further notice in our province to provide peace and security,” the governor’s office said in a statement.

It said that such exhibitions could cause different groups in society to “publicly harbor hatred and hostility” toward each other and therefore pose a risk to public safety.

Authorities in Ankara had already banned a German gay film festival on Wednesday, the day before it was due to start, citing public safety and terrorism risks.

In addition, gay pride parades have been banned in Istanbul for the last two years running. Unlike in many Muslim countries, homosexuality is not a crime in Turkey, but there is widespread hostility to it.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday Comics

3 Hell Moments | Robot Chicken

Saying "Tranny" Causes Police To Shut Down Radio Show

A Liberal Snowflake Meltdown

A university called the police on a student who used the word “tranny” on radio, kicking him and his co-host out of the studio, according to a Friday video.
The unnamed manager of the student radio station at University of Minnesota-Morris told the student co-hosts to leave the station, asserting that they had violated Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policy, but the university has since changed its stated reasoning behind the students’ suspension, reported The College Fix.
“You know, you can definitely, you see one tranny that’s trying to punch someone,” Brandon Albrecht, a UMM student, said on-air. “You know it’s automatically that one guy that you know I’m talking about. I bet you know. I’m not going to dox anybody and name them on air. But you two know if I say the tyranny who looks like he’s going to punch someone. Yep.”
Albrecht used the term while discussing the lack of Antifa violence at his school with co-host Taylor Lehmann on their radio program “Deplorable Radio.”
Albrecht asserted that the station manager came approximately 15 minutes later with a police officer to kick them off air, while speaking with The College Fix.
“Hey guys, I’m just going to have you leave,” said the station manager. “You said a couple words that break FCC violations and so for today I am going to have you stop your show….Specifically tranny. That is a hate slur, it is not allowed on radio. I need you to leave.”
When asked if she had to call the police, the station manager said “it’s a violation, you are breaking the law. I just need to enter a report.”
One week later, Albrecht said that he and co-host Lehmann “were permanently suspended from the radio by executive decision.” Albrecht told The College Fix that the board told the co-hosts that they had, in fact, not broken FCC rules by saying “tyranny,” but said they had received complaints that the two students were intoxicated while broadcasting during an earlier show. Albrecht denied this allegation.
“The officials are wrong,” said Bob Corn-Revere, a media and First Amendment lawyer, to The College Fix. “Neither [saying ‘tranny’ nor drunk broadcasting] is a violation of FCC rules.”
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Hispanic Caucus Rejects Application From Hispanic GOP Congressman

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R - Florida)

Truth in Advertising
An honest name would be the 
Congressional Democrat Hispanic caucus

(Bizpacreview)  -  Rep. Carlos Curbelo had his membership request to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus denied in a move he said was “pre-cooked.”

The all-Democratic caucus has been embroiled in a dispute with the Republican Florida lawmaker, questioning his political motivations, as they voted to deny his membership bid Thursday, according to Politico.

“I think it was pre-cooked,” Curbelo said in an interview. “I will stand up to bigotry and discrimination no matter whether it comes from the right, the left, the middle.”

Democrats accusing Curbelo of political maneuvering, meanwhile, have their eyes set on the congressman’s Latino-heavy district in Miami for 2018. Curbelo’s stand on Republican legislation was apparently a factor in the decision by the caucus Democrats.

Curbelo would not back the DREAM Act, their bill to grant legal status to the young undocumented immigrants who may face deportation next year, and opted not to cosponsor the bill though he said he would vote for it if it made it to the House floor.

“I will not allow their bigotry and discrimination and penchant for segregation to hurt the young people they claim they want to help and I certainly want to help,” Curbelo said.

But Curbelo has not earned the ire of the caucus Democrats for his stand on the DREAM Act alone, but also for  supporting Republicans’ attempts to repeal Obamacare and the GOP tax bill.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday Sultress - Jayne Mansfield

A Blast From The Past

Jayne Mansfield (born April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American film, theater, and television actress. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol during the 1950s and early 1960s, and one of 20th Century Fox's main sex symbol actresses. She was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts, such as wardrobe malfunctions.
Although Mansfield's film career was short-lived, she had several box-office successes and won a Theatre World Award and a Golden Globe. She enjoyed success in the role of fictional actress Rita Marlowe, both in the 1955–1956 Broadway version and the 1957 Hollywood film version of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? 
Her other major movie performances were in The Girl Can't Help It (1956), The Wayward Bus (1957), and Too Hot to Handle (1960). In the sexploitation film Promises! Promises! (1963), she became the first major American actress to have a nude starring role in a Hollywood motion picture.
In 1967, Mansfield was in Biloxi, Mississippi, for an engagement. After two appearances the evening of June 28, Mansfield, Sam Brody, their driver Ronnie Harrison, and three of her children— Miklós, Zoltán and Mariska—left Biloxi after midnight in a 1966 Buick Electra 225. Their destination was New Orleans, where Mansfield was to appear on WDSU's Midday Show the next day. 
At about 2:25 a.m., on U.S. Highway 90 west of the Rigolets Bridge, the Buick crashed at high speed into the rear of a tractor-trailer that had slowed behind a truck. The three adults in the front seat died instantly. The children, asleep in the rear seat, survived with minor injuries.
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Killer-Robots "Easier To Achieve Than Self-Driving Cars"

Because we can

  • For the longest time I have said the extinction of the human race is a neck and neck race between Terminators, Nukes and a 12 Monkeys germ warfare.

(Zero Hedge)  -  A group of the world’s leading AI researchers and humanitarian organizations are warning about lethal autonomous weapons systems, or killer robots, that select and kill targets without human control.
The group alleges killer robots now exist and the bulk of these technological developments are military funded in UK, China, Israel, Russia, and the United States. Although, fully autonomous weapons systems have not yet been deployed on the battlefield, the action by the group to ban lethal autonomous weapons is a preemptive ban before the technology falls into the wrong hands. The group calls on the citizens of the world to contact their representatives and for countries to work together to form international treaties, before it’s too late.
Member List of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots:
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Article 36
  • International Committee for Robot Arms Control
  • PAX
  • Association for Aid and Relief Japan:
  • Mines Action Canada
  • Nobel Women’s Initiative
  • Pugwash Conferences on Science & World Affairs
  • Seguridad Humana en América Latina y el Caribe (SEHLAC)
  • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Future of Life Institute released a video yesterday titled: Slaughterbots.
The video portrays not to far in the distant future of a military firm unveiling a drone with shaped explosives that can target and kill humans on its own. Further in, the video abruptly changes pace, when bad guys get ahold of the technology and unleash swarms of killer robots onto the streets of Washington, D.C. and various academic institutions.

Stuart Russell, a world leading AI researcher at the University of California in Berkeley, showed the video above to the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons on Monday. He said, “the technology illustrated in the film is simply an integration of existing capabilities. It is not science fiction. In fact, it is easier to achieve than self-driving cars, which require far higher standards of performance.”
Russell wants a preemptive ban on the technology before it’s too late. He claims the window to halt such technologies is closing and warns that autonomous weapons, such as drones, tanks and automated machine guns are imminent.
The Guardian adds,
The military has been one of the largest funders and adopters of artificial intelligence technology.

The computing techniques help robots fly, navigate terrain, and patrol territories under the seas. Hooked up to a camera feed, image recognition algorithms can scan video footage for targets better than a human can.

An automated sentry that guards South Korea’s border with the North draws on the technology to spot and track targets up to 4km away.  
The International Committee for Robot Arms Control is calling upon the international community for a treaty against autonomous weapon systems.
Given the rapid pace of development of military robotics and the pressing dangers that these pose to peace and international security and to civilians in conflict, we call upon the international community for a legally binding treaty to prohibit the development, testing, production and use of autonomous weapon systems in all circumstances.  
Human Rights Watch is another organization calling for the preventive measures to stop the machines…
 The development of fully autonomous weapons—“killer robots”—that could select and engage targets without human intervention need to be stopped to prevent a future of warfare and policing outside of human control and responsibility.

Human Rights Watch investigates these and other problematic weapons systems and works to develop and monitor international standards to protect civilians from armed violence.  
Conclusion: The evolution of targeted killing practices have certainly evolved to something on the lines of the Terminator, a fantasy/science movie where Skynet an artificial intelligence system gained self- awareness, and decided to wage a war on humans. Will Stuart Russell and his team of AI researches be able to stop the trend in autonomous weapon systems before it’s too late?

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An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator flies over the flight deck of the aircraft
carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on May 14, 2013, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Flying Terminators
You can write the excuses the Pentagon will use right now.

--- Terminator drones will save the lives of pilots.

--- We need artificial intelligence so they can think faster than an enemy.

--- They need to act on their own.  There is not any time for the Terminators to wait for orders from command.  Lives are at stake.

--- The "enemy" is building Terminators so we must also build them.
Yep, we are royally fucked. 

Jumping off cliffs or building Terminators,
What could possibly go wrong?
But humans have always been morons.