Month: November 2018

Homeless man and N.J. couple concocted story for GoFundMe fundraiser, complaint says

The milk of human kindness does get rancid at times. The human interest story that captured the media, and in doing so, the hearts of decent Americans, may have been a scam concocted by the players. At least ,that is the allegation.

Nice for this to come out right before the holidays. I am sure that legitimate charitable organizations are just thrilled.

From NBC News

Couple Mark D’Amico and Kate McClure and homeless man Johnny Bobbitt Jr. are expected to face charges that include conspiracy and theft by deception.

Source: Homeless man and N.J. couple concocted story for GoFundMe fundraiser, complaint says

Colorado companies hope to tap infused beverage craze

I’d like to show the world is stoned,
In perfect harmony
I’d to share the world a coke….

🙂

So much that would be been seriously strange in the seventies, is just okay now.

We are blown away….

From Denver Post…

When Coca-Cola publicly announces it is sizing up business opportunities in a specific industry, people tend to take notice.That was the case with in mid September, when Coke — the world&#821…

Source: Colorado companies hope to tap infused beverage craze

Iran: New sanctions ‘have had no impact on our economy’

When we were the only game in town, Donald Trump’s ideas might have worked.

Those days are over, thanks to us. We created a global economy that we cannot control, and that is the problem.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that newly imposed U.S. sanctions targeting Iran’s shipping, shipbuilding and financial sectors will not impact the country’s economy since the White House had already applied extensive sanctions on the Islamic republic. 

Source: Iran: New sanctions ‘have had no impact on our economy’

Real “fake news”: China introduces AI news anchor

Don’t like the anchor? We can change him. Or her. What are the implications of getting your fake, or not-so-fake news from a computer-generated person?
One is that you will become increasingly dependent on entities that do not exist in the flesh.
That doesn’t sound so bad unless the line between carbon-based entities and silicon-based ones becomes blurred.
And what about the man behind the screen? Do we just continue to pay no attention to him or her?
Lots to consider here.

China’s state-run news agency has revealed it will deploy new digitally generated newsreaders to report the news. The artificial anchors have been designed to reduce news production costs and increase efficiency, however, the use of the technology brings a new definition to the term “fake news.”

Source: Real “fake news”: China introduces AI news anchor