Thursday show notes 07-19-18
Chicago police union fights state’s ‘bizarre’ proposed consent decree after Obama-era DOJ investigation
The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is fighting to get a pending consent decree it considers heavily anti-police tossed out before the document is enacted and potentially brings a dramatic overhaul to the city’s police policy.
Many fear Artificial Intelligence as the road to robots taking over the world — are they right?
Disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and encryption hold the promise of solving some of the world’s most pressing issues. Future innovations relying on their use are endless: creating remote health care for the elderly and people with disabilities, for instance, or protecting our privacy and creating smart cities that can reduce waste and ease congestion.
The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops
The idea of humans controlling machines with their minds has spun off sci-fi blockbusters like “Pacific Rim” and entire subgenres of foreign film, but while today skyscraper-sized fighting robots exist only on the big screen, the Pentagon is building technology that could one day make them a reality.
8 Realities Of Being A Military Brat
Military brats aren’t your typical kids. They are adaptable, resilient, and maybe pick up a few quirks — like knowing the phonetic alphabet, or asking the barber for a high and tight.
Motorcycles and Wounded Warriors: Saving Lives on the Open Road
In 2014, while Frey was riding solo to the legendary annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis on his Indian Chieftain, he met fellow Army Paratrooper veteran Johnny Reno. After talking about their shared experiences.
VA Firings Climb Under Trump; Dems Charge Low-Wage Workers Targeted
The number of people fired at the Department of Veterans Affairs increased by more than 500 during President Donald Trump’s first year in office in a reform move that Democrats charged is unfairly targeting low-wage workers.
NASA test of revolutionary rapid-fire rocket succeeds
The effort to transition America’s space program to multiple-use vehicles that have a quick turnaround time has moved a significant step forward, a federal agency has confirmed, with the successful completion of a series of 10 firings of a rocket motor that happened one after another, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin..
Jupiter Now Has a Whopping 79 Moons
While hunting for the proposed Planet Nine, a massive planet that some believe could lie beyond Pluto, a team of scientists, led by Scott Sheppard from the Carnegie Institution for Science, found the 12 moons orbiting Jupiter.