“People with low ratings will have slower internet speeds; restricted access to restaurants and the removal of the right to travel”
The Chinese government plans to launch its Social Credit System in 2020. The aim? To judge the trustworthiness – or otherwise – of its 1.3 billion residents
“If the estimate of 16,000 barrels of oil spilled is correct, Bloomberg reports that the spill would be the largest in the Gulf since the BP explosion in 2010– which gushed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf for weeks. (Bloomberg’s article was written before this latest Coast Guard update on the LLOG spill.)”
NEW ORLEANS – An oil spill in the Gulf, first reported by the Coast Guard on Saturday (Oct. 14), is now believed to be at least two times bigger than the original estimate. According to the Coast Guard, the oil company, LLOG, initially said that a crack in a pipeline sent about 340,000 gallons of oi…
Don’t get me wrong, that’s very commendable. A million should buy what, five or six houses in East Texas? But let’s get serious here.
A million dollars to a billionaire is 1/1000th of his worth. That would be like you, assuming you earned $75K per year, giving $75.00. And Trump claims he’s worth $10B, so knock another zero off that. Seven and a half bucks. Still a nice gesture, but it’s not like a multi-billionaire is going to miss it. He probably spends more than a million each weekend playing golf.
For contrast, here’s how much the Obamas gave over just the first six of the eight years he was President: $1.1M. About $120K for disaster relief, $170K to children’s causes, $35K to veterans causes, $82K to African-American organizations, $54K to the homeless, etc. All told, the Obamas, who are worth between from 1/10th of 1% to 1% of what Trump has squirreled away in Russia or wherever… gave proportionately more than Trump claims he’ll donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. A LOT more.
But the BIGGEST difference between these two men? Even bigger than the lopsided amounts each man gave? Barack Obama’s White House didn’t issue a press release every time he felt the urge to give. He just DID IT. Because unlike Trump, his intent was to help others. Not to stick a feather in his ridiculous MAGA cap.”
– Bruce Lindner
“There was no hack of the Democratic National Committee’s system on July 5 last year—not by the Russians, not by anyone else. Hard science now demonstrates it was a leak—a download executed locally with a memory key or a similarly portable data-storage device. In short, it was an inside job by someone with access to the DNC’s system. This casts serious doubt on the initial “hack,” as alleged, that led to the very consequential publication of a large store of documents on WikiLeaks last summer.”
Former NSA experts say it wasn’t a hack at all, but a leak—an inside job by someone with access to the DNC’s system.