Do you know all of those weapons the U.S. is sending into Ukraine? CNN reports that the U.S. has “few ways to track” it all, and that is a “conscious risk the Biden administration is willing to take.”
That is hundreds of millions of dollars of weaponry we are talking about.
“We have fidelity for a short time, but when it enters the fog of war, we have almost zero,” said one source briefed on US intelligence. “It drops into a big black hole, and you have almost no sense of it at all after a short period of time.”
CNN goes on to report: “Because the US military is not on the ground, the US and NATO are heavily reliant on information provided by Ukraine's government. Privately, officials recognize that Ukraine has an incentive to give only information that will bolster their case for more aid, more arms and more diplomatic assistance.”
So officials recognize the danger and conflict yet continue to authorize more tax-payer-funded weaponry in hopes of bringing peace? Does anyone else see the flaw in this plan? Also, when has flooding a country with weapons ever worked out?
A politician in China has been removed from YouTube because Google says that it has to comply with the U.S. government's sanctions.
The politician is named John Lee Kachiu. He was sanctioned by the U.S. government in 2020 along with a dozen other people because of the national security law in China that bans acts of succession, subversion, terrorism and collussion with foreign forces. This is illegal in China and the U.S. government issued these hand slaps for it. But this is also illegal in the U.S.
Kachiu was the security minister for Hong Kong when he received these sanctions. He is now running for a different office but YouTube says that he cannot use their platform to campaign.
He is still able to communicate on Facebook and Instagram but Google gave the reason for the removal as: "This account has been terminated for violating Google's Terms of Service."
So is Google exercising sanctions for the U.S. government? Who in the government asked them to do this? Raise your hand if you are concerned that Google is so overtly practicing global politics.
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Despite the above story, 👆, Google wants to be a more soothing presence in your life. The company showed off something called Little Signals to help bring connected devices into your life in a more zen way.
The concept is like Amazon's Alexa only less annoying. For instance, do you need a reminder to wake up from a nap? How about a gentle breeze? Do you want a reminder to take your medicine? How about a gentle tapping device?
It's cute how the tech companies pretend that they can be a harmonic presence in your life. They're a regular Lao Tzu, just like water. Only water from a company that practices politics and listens in on your conversations. So zen.
Why does Google like Meghan Markle so much, enough to suppress negative search results about the Dutchess?
Well obviously. Her fashion sense is flawless. She rocks a middle part like no one else. She can pull off stilettos with blue jeans like a goddess. Wait, what are we talking about?
Oh right, search results. Videos where her extended family accuses her of hurtful things no longer appear on the front page of searches on Google. They used to but suddenly YouTube began suppressing them, according to BuzzFeed. A spokesperson for YouTube says it is because the algorithm began to recognize "authoritative sources" and found that hurtful things should be ranked down. Okay, but YouTube videos are usually ranked by engagement, which is why conspiracy theory videos about how she was never pregnant or that Archie is not really her baby has always ranked high due to their popularity.
Look, I get it, she's fabulous. But is this fair? Why would YouTube do that for her and not for others so that all search results pop up flattering things?
#MePoo is trending because in coverage of actor Johnny Depp’s defamation trial, Depp testified that his ex-wife Amber Heard pooped the bed. She blames it on the dogs but they are tiny tea cup yorkies.
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