Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Sunday Edition (.004)

This is the NTD Sunday Edition (.004) for May 8, 2016. Before jumping into the week's review, I'd like to remind my readers that the US government lies to its citizens on a daily basis about a great number of things related to the desire for globalists to turn the entire world into a big camp where the elitists will reign over southern bigots and Christians and white folks and patriarchy and anything else that is deemed "old world". Like freedom. You don't have to go along with whatever they say, you know. You have a choice. Stop accepting the propaganda.

All right, thanks for your attention. We now return you to your regularly scheduled reading of the NTD Sunday Edition.

• Big surprise! It's going to be Trump vs. Clinton. After all the press, the announcement was anticlimactic. Like I told the Doc, "We've got two New York Liberals to choose from. What do you think is going to happen? More of the same, that's what. That is, more restrictions on individual rights, more firearms legislation, more globalism, more race-baiting, more FEMA, more DHS, more terrorism, more immigrants, a stalled, ineffectual Congress, and don't forget a broken economy perched on the edge of a precipice that can mathematically have only one way to go.

• John Kerry told graduating students at Northwestern University to prepare for a borderless world. I wish Kerry would have told us years ago so I could have retired to Tahiti. What a load of crap Kerry and his communist friends are carrying.

• Mercury transits the Sun tomorrow. Don't stare at the sun or you'll go blind. Supposedly, the sign portends bad news headed our way.

• A 35-year-old New Zealander set a new world record for diving without air tanks this past weekend descending to 400 feet in the Bahamas.

William Trubridge, a 35-year-old British-born man from New Zealand and who described his feat as a “tough dive,” broke his own 397-foot dive performed in 2011. Trubridge said he was on the verge of losing consciousness during his ascent.

The descent to 400 feet at Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas was easy, Trubridge said, but when he got to the bottom of the line and retrieved the tag at the targeted depth he fumbled over placing it on his suit losing precious seconds for his ascent. This contributed to what the extreme diver called a “terrible” rise.

• In a recent essay, a Huffington Post writer makes the incredible argument that while the Second Amendment guarantees U.S. citizens the right to carry and stockpile arms, it does not give the right to shoot violent attackers in self-defense because to do so would deny assailants a fair trial.

Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves. It is not
something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a
fire. Happiness is something we are.
- John B. Sheerin

• Ben Rhodes, 38 year old deputy national security adviser for strategic communications in the Obama Adminsitration (it's a "White House" job, Rhodes is a believer.), says that the Obama Administration controls the media.

• Trending news stories are blacklisted on a daily basis by social media giant Facebook, contractors for the website say.

Speaking on condition of anonymity to Gizmodo’s Michael Nunez, several journalists, hired by Facebook in 2014 to oversee its secretive “trending news” project, revealed new details on how the company handles the day’s news.

Known internally as “news curators,” the contractors say they were given the ability to “deactivate” or blacklist any trending topic if it wasn’t being covered by minimally “three traditional news sources.”

“A topic was often blacklisted if it didn’t have at least three traditional news sources covering it, but otherwise the protocol was murky—meaning a curator could ostensibly blacklist a topic without a particularly good reason for doing so,” Nunez writes, although curators insist the system wasn’t abused.

Among other things, the journalists say they were officially tasked with examining the day’s trending topics, collected by Facebook’s algorithm, before choosing what stories get placed into the trending news section.

• London, England, has elected its first Muslim mayor. Will Sharia law be far behind?

• The Social Security Administration, in a move reminiscent of how the VA is handling veterans, is going to block the "mentally ill" from buying guns. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the VA was heard to say "You'd have to be crazy to join the military in the first place!"

• The Tianhe-2 supercomputer, installed at China’s National University of Defense Technology, is considered to be the world’s most powerful supercomputer.

The machine — its name means “Milky Way” — is capable of performing 33.86 quadrillion floating point operations — or FLOPS — in a single second. A floating point operation is a math problem that involves fractional numbers, and when measured in quadrillions is usually referred to as a petaflop. By comparison, the most powerful Mac you can buy from Apple, the Mac Pro, can be configured to top out at about seven teraflops, or seven trillion FLOPS, making the Chinese supercomputer about 4,837 times more powerful by my math.

The U.S. upped the ante in the ongoing rivalry with China when the Department of Energy said it would spend $325 million to build a new pair of machines, at least one of which stands a chance at retaking the world-computing crown. It tapped IBM and the chipmaker Nvidia to help build them, and said they should be up and running by 2017.

One of them, dubbed Summit, is being designed for nearly nine times the performance of the Tianhe-2, or about 300 petaflops, which is pretty close to the combined performance — 309 petaflops — of all 500 supercomputers on today’s most powerful list.

America’s previous world computing champ, the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, is number two, followed by another American machine, Sequoia at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab in California.

Keep company with those who make you better. – English Proverb

If you can't find better company, it's best to be alone. -- Thomas Stone

• Hey! Almost forgot! The US is still prosecuting an illegal war in Syria and using it to drive Muslim immigration into US and Europe. Globalization at its finest!

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