Around a dozen Google employees have quit and close to 4,000 have signed a petition over the company’s involvement in a controversial military pilot program known as “Project Maven,” which will use artificial intelligence to speed up analysis of drone footage and the program will have the ability to track individuals as they come and go from different locations. The Tech Workers Coalition is circulating a petition that reads, “We can no longer ignore our industry’s and our technologies’ harmful biases, large-scale breaches of trust, and lack of ethical safeguards These are life and death stakes.”
Victor Davis Hanson says that the economic distribution in California is Medieval because wealthy people on the coast, who make policy decisions, are not subject to the ramifications of their own ideologies, laws, and regulations that are imposed on the rest of the population. Because of this, an estimated four to five-million people from the middle class have left the state, replaced by illegal aliens from Mexico. [This cannot end well.]
More than a dozen House Republicans are circulating a petition to GOP leaders to vote now or they will force a vote to allow mass amnesty and citizenship for ‘Dreamers’. The majority of Americans reject mass immigration and amnesty, but the Democrats and a significant group of Republicans are pushing hard for it – right now.
Israel: The US moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Former US Ambassador, Chris Hill, says the move is controversial because Jerusalem should have been made Israel’s capital only after an agreement between both parties was met. The international community does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol, all European allies have stayed away, and 55 Palestinians died today in protest. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were present at the ceremony along with Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire who has been lobbying for the move.
During a Senate hearing on US Spending in Afghanistan, Sergio Gor, Senator Rand Paul’s deputy chief of staff, made a written statement indicating that between 20% and 50% of US reconstruction funding in Afghanistan “goes to corruption, waste, fraud, and abuse.” US involvement in Afghanistan will cost taxpayers $45-billion in 2018.