My meanderings about politics, LGBTQ COMMUNITY, space exploration, cars, cats, tech things and whatever else strikes my fancy. To the current occupant of the White House, we will not be taken into war on anyone's leash.
I have stayed within the Android ecosystem since the Advent of smartphones. I like how Google handles things. I have a Google home mini in my bedroom I have Google home and my living room. They do a lot to help me, especially since I am disabled. I am dictating this blog post on gboard. It’s not perfect but it’s better than my trying to type with my no longer handy hands.
friends ask me if I worried about Google listening to everything that’s happening in my apartment first nothing happens here that I’m embarrassed of or think would be illegal. But beyond that other than some future AI which is still far into the horizon I cannot imagine Google being able to process all the information from all of these devices and make sense of some pattern.
the one thing that annoys me is this flow restaurants of AI assistants. My phone insists on having Bixbypick up one of the four buttons on the side of it. I never use it. I tried Alexa and got to be honest I am more fearful of Amazon than I am of Google so no to Alexa.as I said in the beginning I have never been within the Apple ecosystem so I have no real experience with Siri all in all the Google assistant and how the program is expanding seems to be the right direction for me and my household
This president started talking about fake news because he knew that things weren’t exactly kosher in his lights. unfortunately it’s really hard when you hit the wall of people yelling fake news. I don’t believe that this is debatable. There is news and there is falsehood and this president deals in falsehood. what are we up to now 9000 lies since he’s been in office. 9000 think about it!
I applaud Google and their efforts and I hope that see 35 to 40% of Americans that support Trump will eventually learn the difference between fake news, basically what Trump says, and facts.
The two players in this game of Espionage are China and Russia. Donald Trump owes Millions to China and has some weird love affair with President Putin in Russia. So if there’s going to be some raking of the election it’s going to be in Donald Trump favor. I’m not a conspiracy theorist but when the FBI says they’re worried I get worried. I think that Trump has been stoking the fire bring the elections so that when it happens he will look less likely to be a culprit.
I wrote about my own experiences voting yesterday in the California primary. I received a lot of blow back from what I had written. One person actually wrote that what I wrote was BS. I kind of feel Vindicated by the story in the Los Angeles Times. It was a mess for me and my neighbors who voted in our Precinct. It seems that for some reason there was some computer glitch that made us all mail-in only voters. I had to vote provisionally, the first time I’ve ever voted that way. As some of you may know I ran unsuccessfully for neighborhood Council. Two close friends of mine called me the day after the election to tell me they had just received their credentials. They emailed me the notification from the Department of Elections of Los Angeles County. I’m working with others to put a plan together to present to Los Angeles County because this cannot go on. AVB http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-voting-problems-20160607-snap-htmlstory.html
So far, Trump has been as good at running presidential campaign as he has been in his so many failed and bankrupt businesses. To this day he does not have a communications director. He just fired one of his top aides because they had a disagreement about how the campaign was being run. He has yet to Pivot to what one would call a presidential persona and is still inciting people to hurt demonstrators in his rallies. I don’t think he understands that he’s running for the president of all the United States and it’s supposed to be representing everyone’s ideas. He only thinks about Trump , as any good narcissist would do. The RNC is worried about what he’s going to do to the 6,000 down ticket candidates running as Republicans in Down ticket from him in November. I do not think that this man has the temperament order personality to be the president of the United States. AVB http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/us/politics/donald-trump-campaign.html
Along with the news that I’m sure you’ve already heard saying that Hillary Clinton did not meet the requirements for email storage after she left office there is something that Rachel Maddow points out. Here is how it works. For every email that the Secretary of State since she was to print it and put it in a box. For every email that the Secretary of State received she was supposed to print it and put it in a box. As you can imagine this creates a lot of paper. In this photo Rachel shows the paper produced in 3 days of emails that were received and sent by her. And she is not the Secretary of State.
If you were asked to do this at your job you would say no. And you did not have to travel to 157 countries over the course of 4 years, unless John Kerry is reading this. The state department admits that it’s system is Antiquated and has actually produced 3000 boxes of unfiled emails to and from the various Secretary of States since 1997. Now I understand that these emails are not in any way sorted. There is no index and there’s no way to search through them. The state department says that by the end of this year they will have an off-the-shelf product that will back up the emails. But until that happens this weird system which only Rachel Maddow had the journalistic Integrity to report is what has caused all these issues for Hillary Clinton. They are fabricated issues and I hope more journalists take Rachel’s lead and tells the story The Way It Is. A lot of people on television and in opinion pieces have said that Hillary Clinton has taken a blase attitude about this email situation. If I were in her shoes I would be so tired of this stupid rule of her having to print out every email she received and sent out I would to be rolling my eyes the way she does. AVB
If one were to believe his hype Donald J Trump invented America first. In fact a rampant anti-semite named Lindberg, yes the guy who flew across the ocean, started the movement in the 19 thirties to bolster Hitler’s regime and make sure that the United States would not go into war defending England and France. Lindbergh later said that he saw no reason why America should go and try to save Jews that were being massacred during the Holocaust. So America first is a slogan that Rings badly in my ears. And the more Trump says it the more he becomes the Neo-Nazi I know he is. AVB http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-gop-gets-what-it-deserves-1462231897
As much as Bernie Sanders supporters will say that they will never vote for Hillary Clinton in the end they will. Comparing the Democrats the Republicans is like comparing apples and bananas. There is going to be a decisive winner of the democratic nomination not so much on the Republican side. You add in the fact that the three candidates and I include John Kasich in this have draconian views of how to run our country. Lower the taxes for the rich and take away as many of the safety net programs for the poor is how they look at our country in the future. The Democrats will keep on the path that President Obama has started and continue our economies flourishing. So in the end there will be no choice but to vote for Hillary Clinton. Sitting out the election after listening to what the Republican nominee will say during debates and commercials will be impossible for Bernie Sanders supporters. I have said this repeatedly, I would vote for whomever the Democratic party nominates. AVB http://www.opposingviews.com/i/politics/it-will-be-easy-establish-unity-democratic-party