Friday, August 18, 2017

Isolating The Chief From the Staff - Bannon and Miller Goes Away

WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- President Trump's staff has began to loose its staff members with the re alignment of the White House.  Bannon's "Not Off the Record" statements punched a large whole into the balloon sending Bannon plunging to his leaving the WH.  "War!"  was all of the response from BrietBart News where he will be returning.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

President "Duke" Trump Throws WWII Vets and America under the Bus

WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- President Donald "Duke" Trump has now pulled off his "sheets" and has finally exposed himself as to what we all have been saying and writing about for the past year and a half.  A lot of our reviews and readers just could not understand the stories that we were talking about.  Now you know for good or bad.

Only the people that were there with the expressed reason for starting violence for the sake of just starting trouble.  Remember this picture?  We told you that some day this picture will be a very hard piece to get over.  

General Robert E. Lee was a traitor.  He along with Jefferson Davis, et al., should have been tried for TREASON and hanged.  They caused the deaths of over 500,000 persons.  They wanted to continue the practice of selling and owning other persons.  The love of FREE LABOR.

President Trump and Mr. Bannon loves chaos and has vowed to destroy the United States of America. The people who voted for Trump for one thing -- and ended up with something else.  

Yet 65% of the Republican Party will continue to support this Nazi President.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Canadian Sounds in China

Published on August 1st, 2017 | by Alan Cross

China Asked for a Playlist of Canadian Music. Here’s What I Gave Them.

A weird thing is happening in China. After decades of refusing to pay for things like CDs (not to mention aiding and abetting rampant copyright infringement by supporting the biggest counterfeit and bootleg market in the world), the country’s music fans seem to be willing to pay for streaming. The ability to conveniently access millions of songs on demand is stomping out piracy in a country known for ripoffs.
Eric de Fontenay runs a project called Canadian Sounds in China which maintains some playlists on a couple of streaming sites. (Here’s an example of the kind of stuff they post.) He asked me to put together a collection of Canadian music for sites like Netease Music and QQMusic.
Easy, I thought. But once I started, I realized how difficult this task was. How do you sum of the musical personality of an entire country in just 40 songs? And how deep should I go? I mean, we gotta consider the audience and their knowledge of us, right? Even after spending a couple of hours on this thing, I still wasn’t sure whether I got it correct.
Turns out it was pretty popular. On Netease, it ended up with 1,800 followers and 250,000 plays. Nice to see Canadian music traveling well, innit?
Here’s my full list:
Here’s my list:
  1. Neil Young, Old Man
  2. Rush, Tom Sawyer
  3. Guess Who, American Woman
  4. Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Takin’ Care of Business
  5. Bryan Adams, Summer of 69
  6. Shania Twain, Man! I Feel Like a Woman
  7. Tom Cochrane, Life is a Highway
  8. Nickeback, Photograph
  9. Robbie Robertson, Somewhere Down the Crazy River
  10. Gordon Lightfoot, If You Could Read My Mind
  11. Joni Mitchell, Free Man in Paris
  12. Teenage Head, Let’s Shake
  13. Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah
  14. Kd lang, Constant Craving
  15. Ian and Sylvia, Four Song Winds
Indie Artists:
  1. Broken Social Scene, 7/4 (Shoreline)
  2. Cowboy Junkies, Misguided Angel
  3. City and Colour, The Girl
  4. Feist, 1234
  5. Metric, Breathing Underwater
  6. A Tribe Called Red, Electric Pow Wow Drum
  7. Dan Mangan
  8. Arcade Fire, Reflektor
  9. Karkwa, Marie tu pleures
  10. Japandroids, House That Heaven Built
And the rest…
  1. Tragically Hip, 50 Mission Cap
  2. Sam Roberts, We’re All in This Together
  3. Spirit of the West, Home for a Rest
  4. The Weeknd, Can’t Feel My Face
  5. Justin Bieber, Sorry
  6. Drake,
  7. Carly Rae Jepson, Call Me Maybe
  8. Drake, Hotline Bling
  9. Celine Dion, My Heart Will Go On
  10. Sarah McLachlan, Into the Fire

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Facebook created a censorship tool for the Chinese market

Facebook created a censorship tool for the Chinese market
Who cares about a trivial thing such as human rights when there's money to be made, right? Clearly not Facebook; the largest social network in the world has decided that it really needs access to the Chinese market, so it created a censorship tool to hide posts that the country's government doesn't want its citizens to see. However, Facebook won't actually do the censoring, it will just give the tool to Chinese authorities and let them do it.
For those of you who don't now exactly what we're talking about, the Chinese regime likes to hold a very tight grip on the information that gets to the regular citizens, so major services like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, YouTube or Instagram are being blocked in the country. Of course, China is a huge market and there are a lot of money to be made there, but most companies would rather keep their image from being associated with such things. Just so we're clear, as far as we know, Facebook hasn't yet given the censorship system to the Chinese government, but even the fact that such a tool was developed says a lot. Furthermore, according to inside sources, this is just one of the social network's plans to get accepted back into China.
If you liked reading this story, then you'll probably be interested in checking out some of our other articles like: "How IT giants make money from seemingly 'free' services" or "Big Boss is Watching You, or Spying at Work".

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Randi Rhodes Show Talk Show Rules

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Randi Rhodes Number-one ranked progressive radio talk show host, political commentator, entertainer, and writer. The Randi Rhodes Show was broadcast nationally on Air America Radio, and Premiere Radio Networks from 2004–2014. Rhodes represents aggressively independent media. 

The Miami Herald described her as "a chain-smoking bottle blonde, part Joan Rivers, part shock jock Howard Stern, and part Saturday Night Live’s ‘Coffee Talk’ Lady. But mostly, she's her rude, crude, loud, brazen, gleeful self."

Rhodes and her show won numerous awards for journalism and broadcasting, including Radio Ink’s Most Influential Woman, Radio Ink’s Most Influential Women’s list (multiple years), TALKERS magazine’s Woman of the Year, and the Judy Jarvis Memorial Award for Contributions to the Talk Industry by a Woman.

Roku leads the market in the number of connected TV users in the United States, Apple falls behind

WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- Once upon a time in the World, Television was a box of furniture that looked at you and talked to you.  It was only three (3) stations -- when this writer was a kid growing up. It got up early to NBC's Today Show and off to school.  

After school was the Mickey Mouse Club. Weekends, well . . . It was Howdy Doody Time. . . and cooking with Julia Child.  That was Television.

First, it started slow.  Very Slow.  It was the antenna, then the cable.  

Next, they took away the legs, the pedestal, the large wooden box.  The television tube or cathode ray lamp, which is a giant inverted light bulb, was compressed and replaced with a pixellated square.  

All those old big vacuum tubes were gone!  All of them reduced to the size of a match head.

This writer upgraded to one of the latest at that time and travels with one of the first unit Roku Box in the glove compartment as an emergency device.

You ask were Television has gone?

Well, it will be somewhere first in eye glasses - that Google Glass Device, almost.  But it's a fast start. The technology has been here alone time.

Once upon a time when you "turned off" an electrical device -- it was OFF.  Then you turned it back ON.  In between the area of OFF and ON lays a large continent or a GRAY AREA.

The magic was with Corning Glass and their Transitions Len.  The lens change from light to dark and back again in sun light and in a shaded area.

What if the key was an electrical switch that was created from the body's own battery system that generates enough current to "click the switch over" maintaining a constant electric flow?  In this "in between" state is where the television projection is turned on.

Now from Dark to Television within a blink of an eye!  The technology has evolved or escaped now into the head strap-on eye vision, the Holi-Decks of the USS Enterprise from -- of course Television!  It will get lighter and smaller as things go.  

One day, just the ordinary eye glasses will have light and dark transitions and Television.  All built into the frame with tiny transistors, and the frame itself will be a solar collector for the power. - KHS

Roku TV - Tops Connected TV Market, Apple falls behind

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor 

Roku leads the market in the number of connected TV users in the United States, according to new research from eMarketer.
The research firm estimates that 38.9M users will use a Roku at least once a month this year, which comes in above the 36.9M for Google’s (GOOGGOOGL) Chromecast and 35.8M for Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Fire TV.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) TV comes in at the back of the pack with 21.3m.  
Paul Verna, eMarketer’s principal video analyst, cites Roku’s neutrality as its primary tailwind. The company doesn’t have any ties to specific content or TV device platforms and can form content partnerships more easily.
A fight between Amazon and Apple kept the former’s app off the latter’s TV until this year, which might have hurt Apple’s share of the streaming market. 
Google and Amazon also have the advantage of integrated their voice assistants into the streaming device, which could drive up the user base as smart home solutions become more popular. 
The research firm isn’t optimistic about Apple TV’s chances, predicting the company will add less than 4M users by 2021 compared to the 20M to 30M net adds by the competition. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

prri's the morning buzz


July 24, 2017 | Welcome to PRRI's Morning Buzz, your daily dose of religion-related news with a shot of data -- because what doesn't liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?
Some photos from a hardcore Christian rock and metal festival to start off your Monday.
Sean Spicer resigned as White House press secretary last week. His departure was said to be prompted by the appointment of Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
The Christian Broadcasting Network, which earlier this month broadcast a rare non-Fox interview with President Trump, has launched a new online talk show on politics called "Faith Nation." The first guest was (now former) Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who granted Pat Robertson an on-camera interview with the president after nearly a month of off-camera White House press briefings.
A climate scientist and former policy director for the Interior Department says the Trump administration demoted him for discussing the potential dangers of climate change. Per PRRI polling, Republicans are over three times as likely as Democrats to say there is no evidence that the earth's temperature has been rising (46 percent vs 13 percent, respectively). Similarly, Democrats are roughly three times as likely as Republicans to say the earth is warming and these changes are primarily driven by human activity (65 percent vs. 22 percent, respectively). Fewer than three in ten Republicans (28 percent) and Democrats (20 percent) say the earth is warming and these changes are natural fluctuations in the earth's environment or are uncertain of the cause.
The average American household now has a jaw-dropping 828 percent more student debt than it did in 1999, per Federal Reserve Bank of New York data. According to the recent PRRI/The Atlantic survey report, Americans overall are more likely to say a college education is a smart investment (55 percent) than to say it is more of a gamble that might not ultimately pay off (43 percent), but there are important class divides. A majority (63 percent) of white college-educated Americans say it's a smart investment, while a majority (54 percent) of white working-class Americans say it's a gamble. Notably, 61 percent of white working-class men say college is a gamble, compared to 49 percent of white working-class women.

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