Daily Archives: October 23, 2019

2019-10-23: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2019-10-23). Betty McCollum Is Pushing Congress to Stop Subsidizing the Torture of Palestinian Children. mintpressnews.com "The legislation I am introducing is expressly intended to end U.S. support and funding for Israel's systematic military detention, interrogation, abuse, torture, and prosecution of Palestinian children." – Betty McCollum…

Staff (2019-10-23). Republicans Storm Closed Door Impeachment Hearing. therealnews.com Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Cooper arrives to testify at deposition as part of Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill in Washington REUTERS/Carlos Jasso | Republicans stormed the House Intelligence Committee's Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility on Wednesday as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper was due to testify at a closed-door deposition. Cooper's testimony, which was delayed as a result of Wednesday's actions but resumed later that afternoon, is part of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. | It happened a day after William B. Taylor Jr., the acting U.S. ambassador to Uk…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-10-23). She Deserves Our Support: Betty McCollum Wants US to Stop Subsidizing Torture of Palestinian Children. dissidentvoice.org In December 2018, 17-year-old Palestinian teen, Ayham Sabah, was sentenced by an Israeli military court to 35 years in prison for his alleged role in a stabbing attack targeting an Israeli soldier in an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Sabah was only 14 years old when the alleged attack took place. Another alleged attacker, Omar …

Staff (2019-10-23). What's Really Behind the Media's Deepfake Panic. truthdig.com If our mainstream media is to be believed, purposefully deceptive AI-generated imagery, or deepfakes, poses an imminent threat to American democracy. "The future will be riddled with them," according to Bloomberg, and lawmakers as diverse as Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and D…

Jeffrey C. Isaac (2019-10-23). Is It Really Smart to Narrow the Impeachment to Just Ukraine? commondreams.org House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday October 2, 2019. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/pelosi_schiff.jpg

The Canary (2019-10-22). Shamima Begum exposed to real risk of torture or death, court told. thecanary.co The decision to revoke the British citizenship of Shamima Begum — one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join Daesh (Isis / Isil) — has exposed her to a "real risk" of torture or death, a court has heard.Begum left the UK in February 2015 and lived under Daesh rule for more than three years. She was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp in February this year.Former home secretary Sajid Javid stripped her of her British citizenship, a decision her lawyers argue was unlawful as it rendered her stateless. Such a decision is lawful only if an individual is entitled to…

Gary Leupp (2019-10-22). The Kurds as U.S. Sacrificial Lambs. counterpunch.org How often have we heard in the last few days—from countless retired military officers and intelligence officials, security analysts, think tank talking heads—that the Kurds in Syria "died for us"? You know, sort of like Jesus on the cross?nAs though in fighting ISIL–a grotesque by-product of the criminal U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003–the Syrian Kurds were doing anything other than protecting their homeland? More

RT (2019-10-22). Pentagon to create 'AI assistant' to help tank crews navigate & MAKE DECISIONS in battle. rt.com The US Army is working on all-seeing artificial intelligence that would analyze combat data and calculate how to gain supremacy in tank warfare. The project was launched amid growing concerns about using AI in real war. | The brand new program, dubbed Project Quarterback, is aimed at providing tank crews with an AI assistant that would gather all available battlefield data, analyze it and suggest the best way to take out an enemy, Defense One reported. The effort would radically speed up the decision-making in combat, as the AI would collect data from satellites, drones, radars and soldiers' body cams. | "Simp…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-21). Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/19/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

David Penner (2019-10-21). Drug Dealers, Polluters and Sex Traffickers: Welcome to Oligarch Cloud Cuckoo Land. dissidentvoice.org Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water. — Henry VIII (IV.ii.) The notion that American oligarchs amass great wealth due to their extraordinary intelligence has become a deeply engrained tenet of liberal fundamentalist dogma. For in order for neoliberalism to maintain popular support it is necessary that the media relentlessly …

Staff (2019-10-16). Headlines for October 16, 2019. democracynow.org 12 Democratic Candidates Take to the Stage in Ohio, Pence Heads to Turkey as Erdogan Vows No Ceasefire in Northern Syria, State Dept. Official: White House Put "Three Amigos" in Charge of Ukraine Policy, Activists Arrested in D.C. over Trump Plan to Gut Refugee Resettlement, British Family Detained for a Week After Mistakenly Driving Across U.S.-Canada Border, Egypt Tortured Journalist & Activist Esraa Abdel Fattah in Custody, Worst Fires in Decades Rage Across Lebanon, Mexican Senate Slated to Vote on Bill to Legalize Marijuana, Man Launches Hunger Strike Amid Mohawk Land Dispute with Real Estate Developers, Cal…

Jay Stanley (2019-10-15). 'Smart' Cameras Are Now On the Lookout For Distracted Drivers in Australia. aclu.org "Smart" traffic cameras that use artificial intelligence to try to spot people using cell phones while driving are being rolled out in Australia. The devices take a high-resolution photograph through the front windshield of each passing vehicle, and also capture its license plate. Each photograph is then analyzed by an AI algorithm. If the algorithm decides that the driver is touching a mobile phone, tablet, or another device, it then forwards the photograph to a human reviewer who confirms the violation and issues a citation to the car's registered owner along with a hefty fine. | This technology represents…

2019-10-23: Social Media Postees

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She Deserves Our Support: Betty McCollum Wants US to Stop Subsidizing Torture of Palestinian Children
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-23
In December 2018, 17-year-old Palestinian teen, Ayham Sabah, was sentenced by an Israeli military court to 35 years in prison for his alleged role in a stabbing attack targeting an Israeli soldier in an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Sabah was only 14 years old when the alleged attack took place. Another alleged attacker, Omar …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/she-deserves-our-support-betty-mccollum-wants-us-to-stop-subsidizing-torture-of-palestinian-children/

Betty McCollum Is Pushing Congress to Stop Subsidizing the Torture of Palestinian Children
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-23
"The legislation I am introducing is expressly intended to end U.S. support and funding for Israel's systematic military detention, interrogation, abuse, torture, and prosecution of Palestinian children." – Betty McCollum…
mintpressnews.com/betty-mccollum-bill-military-aid-to-israel-human-rights/262462/

Is It Really Smart to Narrow the Impeachment to Just Ukraine?
Jeffrey C. Isaac | commondreams.org | 2019-10-23
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday October 2, 2019. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/pelosi_schiff.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/23/it-really-smart-narrow-impeachment-just-ukraine?cd-origin=rss

Republicans Storm Closed Door Impeachment Hearing
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-23
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Cooper arrives to testify at deposition as part of Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill in Washington REUTERS/Carlos Jasso | Republicans stormed the House Intelligence Committee's Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility on Wednesday as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper was due to testify at a closed-door deposition. Cooper's testimony, which was delayed as a result of Wednesday's actions but resumed later that afternoon, is part of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. | It happened a day after William B. Taylor Jr., the acting U.S. ambassador to Uk…
therealnews.com/columns/republicans-upset-house-democrats-closed-door-hearing

Shamima Begum exposed to real risk of torture or death, court told
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-22
The decision to revoke the British citizenship of Shamima Begum — one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join Daesh (Isis / Isil) — has exposed her to a "real risk" of torture or death, a court has heard.Begum left the UK in February 2015 and lived under Daesh rule for more than three years. She was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp in February this year.Former home secretary Sajid Javid stripped her of her British citizenship, a decision her lawyers argue was unlawful as it rendered her stateless. Such a decision is lawful only if an individual is entitled to…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/22/shamima-begum-exposed-to-real-risk-of-torture-or-death-court-told/

The Kurds as U.S. Sacrificial Lambs
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-22
How often have we heard in the last few days—from countless retired military officers and intelligence officials, security analysts, think tank talking heads—that the Kurds in Syria "died for us"? You know, sort of like Jesus on the cross?nAs though in fighting ISIL–a grotesque by-product of the criminal U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003–the Syrian Kurds were doing anything other than protecting their homeland?
counterpunch.org/2019/10/22/the-kurds-as-u-s-sacrificial-lambs/

Pentagon to create 'AI assistant' to help tank crews navigate & MAKE DECISIONS in battle
rt.com | 2019-10-22
The US Army is working on all-seeing artificial intelligence that would analyze combat data and calculate how to gain supremacy in tank warfare. The project was launched amid growing concerns about using AI in real war. | The brand new program, dubbed Project Quarterback, is aimed at providing tank crews with an AI assistant that would gather all available battlefield data, analyze it and suggest the best way to take out an enemy, Defense One reported. The effort would radically speed up the decision-making in combat, as the AI would collect data from satellites, drones, radars and soldiers' body cams. | "Simp…
rt.com/usa/471489-pentagon-ai-tank-warfare/

Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-21
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/19/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/turkey-breaks-ceasefire-us-secures-syrias-oil-assanges-torture-violation-of-rights-exposed/

Drug Dealers, Polluters and Sex Traffickers: Welcome to Oligarch Cloud Cuckoo Land
David Penner | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-21
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water. — Henry VIII (IV.ii.) The notion that American oligarchs amass great wealth due to their extraordinary intelligence has become a deeply engrained tenet of liberal fundamentalist dogma. For in order for neoliberalism to maintain popular support it is necessary that the media relentlessly …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/drug-dealers-polluters-and-sex-traffickers-welcome-to-oligarch-cloud-cuckoo-land/

'Smart' Cameras Are Now On the Lookout For Distracted Drivers in Australia
Jay Stanley | aclu.org | 2019-10-15
"Smart" traffic cameras that use artificial intelligence to try to spot people using cell phones while driving are being rolled out in Australia. The devices take a high-resolution photograph through the front windshield of each passing vehicle, and also capture its license plate. Each photograph is then analyzed by an AI algorithm. If the algorithm decides that the driver is touching a mobile phone, tablet, or another device, it then forwards the photograph to a human reviewer who confirms the violation and issues a citation to the car's registered owner along with a hefty fine. | This technology represents…
aclu.org/news/privacy-technology/smart-cameras-are-now-on-the-lookout-for-distracted-drivers-in-australia