Woman or Machine? Sophisticated Japanese She-Bot Blurs the Line
The technology most of us take for granted was non-existant a mere 40 years ago.
We now live in a time where technological advances are so swift as to make the term “planned obsolescence” itself an anachronism. I just read a column by Tea Party Economist blogger Gary North, posted today (9-15):
Is the Terminator Coming? Reflections on Moore’s Law
I invite you to read it first, before continuing.
Having read it in its entirety at his blog, (URL above) I was somewhat surprised by his views, and sent him an e-mail, reproduced here:
Today at 11:54 AM
Well over a year ago I happened to be discussing A.I. with a former Navy Seal. I didn’t ask him personal questions about his security clearance levels etc.; however, he’d know more about the government’s capabilities than us common folks. I had suggested that whatever was permitted in the public domain, the government was about ten years ahead of that info. He responded -ready?- with more like forty years. So with your column in mind:
Watch these videos!
Woman or Machine? Sophisticated Japanese She-Bot Blurs the Line
Artificial-Intelligence Computer System ‘Watson’ Goes to College
I look forward to a reply from him. The technology in itself is benign; however we’re crossing a threshold where there is no return, and this is another thing altogether when considering who might control it.
The video clips are going to “blow you away”…
Female Android Geminoid F
Ishiguro last made international headlines in 2006 when he made an android replica of himself, the Geminoid HI-1. For his pioneering work, CNN named him one of eight “geniuses who will change your life,” and the BBC chronicled his story in the 2008 documentary Man-Machine. Ishiguro says his new robot F, as he’s named her, is more elegant and approachable than his past creations.
The biggest difference between Ishiguro’s copy of himself and F are the number of actuators, or motor-like mechanisms, that control behaviors. Geminoid HI-1 boasts about 50, while F has only 12. This has dropped the cost from more than $1 million to $110,000, which Ishiguro hopes will help popularize the product. Scientists were able to simulate human-like behaviors using electronic signals in the robot’s built-in computer. The robotic twin can smile, frown and furrow her eyebrows, but most of the time the silicone-skinned clone just looks a little dazed.
13 years later- Is the 9/11 Official Story Crumbling at Free-Fall Speed?
A curious, and long-overdue, phenomenon has been occurring recently throughout alternative and mainstream media. Perhaps it is because of the upcoming 9/11 anniversary, but I have noticed recently that there have been numerous articles and videos disputing the “official” story of 9/11. Now, there has always been a huge number of Americans who had their doubts about the government’s account of the events of 9/11, but it seems to me that now, more than ever, the voices of those who question the government line about 9/11 is growing rapidly. Moreover, those who have joined the rest of us calling for a new investigation are men and women of excellent repute; and, subsequently, much more difficult to label as a kook, or whatever derogatory remark that causes the masses to turn off their higher-brain function.
As stated, the amount of attention directed towards a possible cover-up of 9/11 has seemingly blown-up over the last 3 or 4 weeks. Recently, it seems like each day that I scan the alternative media there is a new article or video exposing more of the obvious lie that accounts for the government’s story. I have included links to much of the newly released information below. You may have access to additional links, and, if so, I encourage you to share them.
Although considered fringe by those who hate liberty, Ron Paul still has a considerable following, and considerable influence. Although Mr. Paul didn’t come out as strongly during his multiple runs at the White House, now he reveals his true thoughts on 9/11 in this article.
Richard Gage has been calling for a further investigation into the events of 9/11 for some time now. His organization, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, has done most excellent work since those tragic events which re-shaped our nation. Now, along with over 2200 Architects and Engineers and almost 20,000 other supporters, former NSA Official, William Binney has signed the petition calling for a new investigation of 9/11. Mr. Binney will now likely be labeled a kook, but his record seems to be impeccable. You can hear Mr. Binney in his own words by watching the video below.
Richard Gage and A&E for 9/11 Truth are not yet done with their educational campaign. On the contrary, as, starting today, they will be displaying a giant video billboard in Times Square focusing on the destruction of Building 7; which was never struck by a plane. You can witness Building 7 crumble into its own footprint by watching the following video.
As one may suspect, I’m not a fan of Rosie O’ Donnell’s politics, in general, and certainly not a fan of her duplicitous stance on the Second Amendment, specifically; which is illustrated below in an article from The Liberty Professor.
That being said, Ms. O’Donnell has been on the right side of 9/11 truth for a very long time. Recently, she tweeted her doubts about the government’s account of events seen here.
Former mainstream journalist, Ben Swann has rightly gained much traction in the sphere of alternative media with his excellent reportage’. The fact that Mr. Swann lived on the other side of the media fence for roughly 14 years gives him a unique perspective on world events. Recently, he published an article on his website posing 6 questions for 9/11. Although Ben Swann is no longer considered mainstream, he’s pretty darn close.
To this point, much of the previous information has been linked back to alternative news sources. However, even mainstream publications are beginning to question the events surrounding 9/11. As seen below, at least 2 liberal media publications have pointed out what all of us in the Alternative Media have already know… Something doesn’t add up with the “official” story.
In an article published by The New Yorker, author Lawrence Wright poses the question as to the whereabouts of the 28 page document which would shine a much brighter light on the true events surrounding 9/11. The documents are being kept classified in order to not embarrass the Bush Family. And, not to be outdone, the Fresno Bee published a bombshell editorial by Randy Shahbazian entitled, I don’t believe official 9/11 story.
Have we in Alternative Media done enough to educate the masses about the true events surrounding 9/11? I would say, no, because I doubt any of us know what really happened that fateful day in September. What we do know, I would humbly suggest, is that what we are being told is a lie. And, based upon the recent media blitz for 9/11 truth, we are gaining many fine converts.
X HERE: I have long held views that were met by hostility or disbelief.
Here is an excerpt from a PDF I have by Bill Lear:
STATE OF NEVADA :
COUNTY OF CLARK :
JOHN LEAR, of full age, being duly sworn, deposes and says:
1. I am 65 years of age, a retired airline captain and former CIA pilot with over 19,000 hours of flight time, over 11,000 of which are in command of 3 or 4 engine jet transports, have flown over 100 different types
of aircraft in 60 different countries around the world. I retired in 2001 after 40 years of flying.
2. I am the son of Learjet inventor, Bill Lear, and hold more FAA airman certificates than any other FAA certificated airman. These include the Airline Transport Pilot certificate with 23 type ratings, Flight Instructor, Flight Engineer, Flight Navigator, Ground Instructor, Aircraft Dispatcher, Control Tower Operator and Parachute Rigger.
3. I flew secret missions for the CIA in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa between 1967 and 1983.
4. During the last 17 years of my career I worked for several passenger and cargo airlines as Captain, Check Airman and Instructor. I was certificated by the FAA as a North Atlantic (MNPS) Check Airman. I have extensive experience as command pilot and instructor in the Boeing 707, Douglas DC-8 and Lockheed L-1011.
5. I checked out as Captain on a Boeing 707 in 1973 and Captain on the Lockheed L-1011 in 1985.
6. I hold 17 world records including Speed Around the World in a Lear Jet Model 24 set in 1966 and was presented the PATCO (Professional Air Traffic Controller’s Association) award for Outstanding Airmanship in 1968. I am a Senior Vice-Commander of the China Post 1, the American Legions Post for “Soldiers of Fortune”, a 24 year member of the Special Operations Association and member of Pilotfor911truth.org.
7. I have 4 daughters, 3 grandchildren and live with my wife of 37 years, Las Vegas business woman Marilee Lear in Las Vegas, Nevada.
8. No Boeing 767 airliners hit the Twin Towers as fraudulently alleged by the government, media, NIST and its contractors. Such crashes did not occur because they are physically impossible as depicted for the following reasons:
A. In the case of UAL 175 going into the south tower, a real Boeing 767 would have begun ‘telescoping’ when the nose hit the 14 inch steel columns which are 39 inches on center. The vertical and horizontal tail would have instantaneously separated from the aircraft, hit the steel box columns and fallen to the ground.
B. The engines when impacting the steel columns would have maintained their general shape and either fallen to the ground or been recovered in the debris of the collapsed building. One alleged engine part was found on Murray Street but there should be three other engine cores weighing over 9000 pounds each. Normal operating temperatures for these engines are 650°C so they could not possibly have burned up. This is a photo of a similar sized engine from a McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 which impacted the ocean at a high rate of speed. You can see that the engine remains generally intact.(photo, http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/03/27/world/main546355. shtml)
C. When and if the nose of an airplane came in contact with the buildings 14 inch by 14 inch steel box columns and then, 37 feet beyond, the steel box columns of the building core the momentum of the wings would have slowed drastically depriving them of the energy to penetrate the exterior steel box columns. The spars of the wing, which extend outward, could not possibly have penetrated the 14 inch by 14 inch steel box columns placed 39 inches on center and would have crashed to the ground.
D. The argument that the energy of the mass of the Boeing 767 at a speed of 540 mph fails because:
a. No Boeing 767 could attain that speed at 1000 feet above sea level because of parasite drag which doubles with velocity and parasite power which cubes with velocity.
b. The fan portion of the engine is not designed to accept the volume of dense air at that altitude and speed.
E. The piece of alleged external fuselage containing 3 or 4 window cutouts is inconsistent with an airplane that hit 14 inch steel box columns, placed 39 inches in center, at over 500 mph.
This fuselage section would be telescopically crumpled had it actually penetrated the building as depicted in the CNN video. It is impossible for it to have then re-emerged from the building and then fallen intact and unburned as depicted.
F. The Purdue video fails because no significant part of the Boeing 767 or engine thereon could have penetrated the 14 inch steel columns and 37 feet beyond the massive core of the tower without part of it falling to the ground. The Purdue video misrepresents the construction of the core of the building and depicts unidentified parts of the airplane snapping the core columns which were 12″x36″. The Purdue video also misrepresents what would happen to the tail when the alleged fuselage contacted the core. The tail would instantaneously separate from the empennage (aft fuselage). Further, the Purdue video misrepresents, indeed it fails to show, the wing box or center section of the wing in the collision with the core. The wing box is a very strong unit designed to hold the wings together and is an integral portion of the fuselage. The wing box is designed to help distribute the loads of the wings up-and-down flexing in flight.
G. My analysis of the alleged cutout made by the Boeing 767 shows that many of the 14-inch exterior steel box columns which are shown as severed horizontally, do not match up with the position of the wings. Further, several of the columns through which the horizontal tail allegedly disappeared are not severed or broken. In addition, the wing tips of the Boeing 767 being of less robust construction than the inner portions of the wings could not possibly have made the cookie-cutter pattern as shown in the aftermath photos. The wing tips would have been stopped by the 14 inch steel box columns and fallen to the ground.
H. The debris of the Boeing 767, as found after the collapse, was not consistent with actual debris had there really been a crash. Massive forgings, spars from both the wing and horizontal and vertical stabilizers, landing gear retract cylinders, landing gear struts, hydraulic reservoirs and bogeys oxygen bottles, a massive keel beam, bulkheads and the wing box itself cold not possibly have ‘evaporated’ even in a high intensity fire. The debris of the collapse should have contained massive sections of the Boeing 767, including 3 engine cores weighing approximately 9000 pounds apiece which could not have been hidden. Yet there is no evidence of any of these massive structural components from either 767 at the WTC. Such complete disappearance of 767s is impossible.
9. My opinion, based on extensive flight experience both as captain and instructor in large 3 and 4 engine aircraft is that it would have been impossible for an alleged hijacker with little or no time in the Boeing 767 to have taken over, then flown a Boeing 767 at high speed, descending to below 1000 feet above mean sea level and flown a course to impact the twin towers at high speed for these reasons:
This from an old post:
Expert Who Concluded WTC 7 Was A Controlled Demolition Killed In Car Accident
Posted (9-20-2011) by CRY AND HOWL
Bitter medicine – Every time I have expressed the opinion that the WTC was set up; I’ve been called things I’ll not repeat here.
I maintained the closeup shots of the buildings pancaking straight down, without any damage to surrounding structures, was too much like controlled demolition; used to get rid of old, or condemned bulidings. Here is a blog from “CRY AND HOWL” A conservative blog, folks:
Danny Jowenko, who was an expert in controlled building demolition …
… after being shown the footage of WTC 7 collapsing Jowenko stated “This is a controlled demolition carried out by a team of experts.”
At the time Jowenko did not know that he was watching footage from September 11th 2001 and responded in disbelief when the reporters explained what the footage was.
You can see in the following video the shock on Mr. Jowenko’s face when he found out this was footage from 9/11:
THE TRUTH IS A BITTER MEDICINE.
Persistance – “We all toughed it out”
First, a bit of humor; this is one of my favorite things:
Now, the entrée:
“If you are going through hell, keep going.” —Winston Churchill
I like Churchill; he persevered in the face of adversity.
It’s likely that most of the people here achieved far more financially in their lives than I have.
I’m not getting out a “crying towel”, merely that while I continually tried to improve myself, I have just “toughed it out” without being able to realize most of the goals I wanted to achieve.
I’ve been accused of being too stubborn; however, that word can be equated to persistence; you need to be persistent, and not give up at the first failed attempt in your endeavors. Life is boot camp, not “club med”. When I take the stance that “optimists never got off the prosaic”, it’s because I worked to get what I had; nobody paved my way, and my so-called finances were only enough to keep going. I don’t resent others success.
Today, I found a Yahoo item on “What 13 successful people do before going to bed”, a bit weird to me; but I clicked on it out of curiosity.
The only common thread I had with any of the people referenced is that I’m more of a “night owl” than a “lark”.
Most keep late hours, night having less distractions. (no phone calls, no interruptions, nobody trying to reach them).
A few of them, (Obama, and the very superstitious Stephen King) I could do without.
However, Winston Churchill, Bill Gates, and founding father Ben Franklin were among others in the list.
Another item crosslinked with this was “101 Inspirational Quotes From Super Successful People” here are a few of those quotes:
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” —Albert Einstein
“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” —Christopher Reeve
“It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.” —Abraham Lincoln
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas A. Edison
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” —Colin Powell
Don’t ralph; this B*****d always was a good talker:
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama
I omit other quotes from certain other Libtards like Hillary Clinton, among the list.
The many attacks we are fighting will only get more intense; one of my hottest buttons, illegal immigration, stems from growing up in Arizona – long before the invasion.
I had to hunt for this item; a song by Michael Murphy, on a 1975 release:
The refrain from this song is one that stuck with me all these years later:
“Goodbye old desert rat, you half crazy wildcat, you knew where it was at,
what life’s all about; you savor a catalogue, king of the prairie dogs, success is survival,
and you toughed it out; you toughed it out.”
WE ALL TOUGHED IT OUT. “X”
Link courtesy of Governmental Deception -
Fasten Your Seatbelts – The next set of dominoes to fall will make 2008 look like a Boy Scout!
This is very peculiar. Governmental Deception started following my WP blog. I visited that site, which contained a posting from LaRouchepac.com. entitled “Voice of Russia Interviews LaRouche: There Has To Be A NEW ‘World Order”.
Naturally, this was a red flag to me; I don’t know squat about this LaRouche character. I clicked on the link to that site to read the entire article.
LaRouche claims to be a Patriot. Fat chance, I’m thinking. His statements irked me. Further perusal of this site revealed this item:
A Warning About the Exploding Derivatives Markets
The subject matter was exactly what I’ve been thinking all along: We’ve learned NOTHING from the 2008 collapse! The Bankers and the FED are acting like “business as usual”; the financial “house of cards” has been stacked ever higher, with more at risk than before, and much more precarious. Here is the article:
“We’ve reformed nothing. We have more leverage and more derivatives risk than we’ve ever had,” reports an analyst for a structured finance broker-dealer, speaking of the latest bubbles in the global, unregulated, over-the-counter derivatives markets, to the Aug. 20 Financial Times.
On Tuesday it was 15 members of Congress confronting the Federal Reserve on the fact that it was still making rules allowing it to bail out big, bankrupt banks with trillions in liquidity injections, to keep them going as zombies. Today the Financial Times is warning that exotic credit derivatives are again exploding in volume, which can turn completely toxic to financial institutions in case of market volatility, a disease that could be called “AIG syndrome.” The Financial Times begins by citing a warning on this from Kyle Bass, founder of the Dallas hedge fund Hayman Capital Management, who published the first detailed warning, back in early 2007, that credit derivatives would bring down the banking system.
The FT‘s story is that Wall Street banks are piling into the issuance of extremely complex credit derivatives which are bets on entire global securities and credit markets — total return swaps — or bets on indices of credit default swaps, known as swaptions. JPMorgan Chase’s London Whale team lost $6 billion on these, so they’re not for sophisticated investors any more than for unsophisticated ones, but the fees make them very profitable for banks issuing them. The leaders, though not named in the FT article, are Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and … JPMorgan Chase.
Taking the swaptions, for example, $60 billion of them are now being traded every week. The proliferation is due to a trans-Atlantic credit market situation of very low interest rates — forced by the central banks — and virtually no market volatility, because of the huge amounts of liquidity being pumped in by the central banks, most of it seeking exactly the same high-yield, high-risk securities.
“The markets don’t really need a Lehman or even a Lehman-lite event for a credit dislocation,” a hedge fund manager is quoted. “You just need spreads to widen or rates to go up.”