Thursday

1. Trump needs, right now, to use EO to close down PP and seize assets to stop these murders and divert the money to the wall:

2. A bit of humour to ease the stress of that last one:
https://unherd.com/2019/09/why-ive-reported-douglas-murray-to-the-police/

3. And some more in a lighter vein:

4. ‘Scientific’ predictions are coinflips:

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/09/decades-of-failed-predictions.html

5. These teachers and heads must be fired – question is how:

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/09/17/woke_history_is_making_big_inroads_in_americas_high_schools_120363.html

Like growing numbers of public high school students across the country, many California kids are receiving classroom instruction in how race, class, gender, sexuality and citizenship status are tools of oppression, power and privilege. They are taught about colonialism, state violence, racism, intergenerational trauma, heteropatriarchy and the common thread that links them: “whiteness.” Students are then graded on how well they apply these concepts in writing assignments, performances and community organizing projects.

6. “The Confession” – a TV show currently being broadcast by the BBC – deals with the topic of deepfakes.

The eventual upshot could well be that CCTV footage would be no longer acceptable as evidence in a court-case.

https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/09/18/2254228/ai-cant-protect-us-from-deepfakes-argues-new-report

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

1 comment for “Thursday

  1. dearieme
    September 19, 2019 at 19:52

    The trouble with complaining about the teaching of American history is that even in its golden age it was essentially a propaganda effort not a scholarly one. Americans were taught foundation myths.

    This made perfect sense in an era when immigrants wanted to assimilate into American life but it does leave older Americans with the most peculiar ideas about what actually happened.

    I once had a look at an American history by Zinn, that – it was claimed – would change all that. But it was just Marxist tripe.

    I suppose the problem is that there would be no market for an intelligent but sceptical history of the US and its precursor colonies. Who’d buy it?

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