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A Day in the Life of an Amazon.com Robot


Robby the Robot Forbidden Planet (A.D. 1956) [courtesy Google Images]

Robby the Robot
Forbidden Planet (A.D. 1956)
[courtesy Google Images]

The use of robots is both amazing and scary.  Here’s a look at a fleet of robots used in an Amazon.com warehouse to move products to men and women who pack the orders.

The technology is amazing–and it’s no longer several decades into the future.

But as “labor-saving” devices, robots are also scary.  I.e., every bit of “labor” that’s “saved” represents another man or woman who no longer has a job.  Robots may be great for corporate profits, but they’re terrible for employment rates.

As we have more and more robots, we’ll also have more and more unemployed.  As society becomes increasingly technological, more and more people (especially those with low IQs and/or poor educations) are going to become permanently unemployable.

What will we do with the rising numbers of unemployed and unemployable?

I see three possibilities:

1.  Kill them (or at least neuter them).

If we don’t eliminate the unemployable, they will breed, breed, breed.  Mostly, their children will also be unemployable.  If the breeding lasts long enough, the nation will be overrun with people who are so unemployable that they are little more than “parasites” or, (as Henry Kissinger once remarked) “useless eaters”–and “useless breeders,” too.

2.  Ignore them.

If they’re too dumb or lazy to get a job, screw ’em, right?  But if we leave the unemployable to their impoverished fate, they will naturally resort to crime and predation in order to survive and feed their families.

3.  Subsidize them with welfare.

Take money from the people who have jobs (and are productive) and from corporations who have profits to support the people who are unemployed, unemployable and non-productive.

We’re already doing this to some surprising degree.  Some states provide over $30,000 per year in welfare for the unemployed.  Hawaii reportedly hands out up to $60,000 a year.  You could retire in frozen Minnesota on roughly $1,200 a month ($14,400/year) on So-So Security, or you could move to sunny Hawaii, establish residency, and claim $60,000 a year in welfare while you “chill” on the beach.

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Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Technology, Video

 

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Tuesday Night Radio: the Court’s use of the word “Unalienable”


American Independence Hour hosted by Alfred Adask; 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Central time, Tuesday nights, on AmericanVoiceRadio.com and also on the KU band, free-to-air satellite link at Galaxy 19.  There’ll be call-ins at 1-800-596-8191.

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2014 in American Independence Hour, Radio

 

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“In person”–or “in the flesh”?


Frog Legs [courtesy Google Images]

Frog Legs
[courtesy Google Images]

•  I received the following email from a reader (I added the bold highlights):

 

“Hi Al,

“I recently had an interesting experience in court that I would like to share with you.

“In a nut shell, I gummed up the works with the judge by stating that I was present “in the flesh.” She was literally tossing and turning in her seat, visibly frustrated and was searching for ways to regain control of the situation.

“I believe that the judge was trying to find a way to have me make an appearance in court “in person” or by representing myself (my self?), so that she could administer the trust account.

I said that I was not representing any artificial persons, that I do not make appearances in court by paper and that I was present “in the flesh.”

“Perhaps by me stating that I was present in the flesh, it had some effect which rendered her unable to proceed.

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Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Fictions, Person

 

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A.D. 2010: Zibniew Brzezinski “It is infinitely easier to kill 1 million people than it is to control them.”


Even though this video clip is four years old, it offers much insight into global and national interests, politics, and loss of governmental control over the media and therefore over the minds of the people.

There’s far more in this brief video than his comment that “it’s now easier to kill 1 million people than it is to control them.”  That comment is certainly sensational, but I believe he was making an observation rather than a recommendation.  I don’t think he’s using that comment to advocate mass murder.  I think he’s using that comment to illustrate how, thanks to the internet, governments around the world have lost their ability to “control” the opinions held by their citizens.

Don’t be fooled by Brzezinski’s evil appearance.  I’m not here to argue that he is or isn’t “evil”.  But I am here to say that he’s an almost astonishingly brilliant man whose ability to write and communicate are remarkable.  Almost every phrase in Brzezinski’s brief speech offers significant insight.  Brzezinski distilled more information and implication into the following 7 minute video than most people can communicate in an hour.

Don’t be blinded by his most sensational comments.  Some of his less sensational comments may be more profound.

Brzezinski’s essential point is that governments everywhere are losing control.

video   00:07:50

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Internet, Political, Technology, Values, Video

 

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Tuesday Night Radio: Chimeras, Literary Caution, Homosexual Rights, 21 USC 321 Definitions .


American Independence Hour hosted by Alfred Adask; 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Central time, Tuesday nights, on AmericanVoiceRadio.com and also on the KU band, free-to-air satellite link at Galaxy 19.  There’ll be call-ins at 1-800-596-8191.

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2014 in American Independence Hour, Radio

 

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Boogie!


Other than singing in the shower and occasionally whistling, I have no musical talent or education.  However, I remember someone telling me around 45 years ago that “boogie-woogie” was simply a musical style where a piano (rather than a base guitar or some other musical instrument) carried the base.  

This video sounds like boogie to me.

This guy’s good.

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Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Music, Video

 

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John Williams: Everyone’s Gonna Run for the Door at the Same Time = Hyperinflation


I’ve interviewed Greg Hunter two or three times on Financial Survival–our afternoon radio show.  He’s an intelligent, knowledgeable man.

John Williams (Shadowstats.com) is largely unknown to most people, but he’s probably had a greater impact on the US and global economies than Ben Bernanke or perhaps even Alan Greenspan.  He’s one of the very few people who I regard as a legitimate hero.

Here’s a video of Greg Hunter interviewing John Williams.  For me, that’s a great combination.  I don’t regard John Williams as a prophet, so he could be wrong. But if Williams is talking, I’m listening and I’m taking notes.

I’d give John Williams’ predictions at least a 70% probability of being valid.  He thinks the stuff will start to hit the fan before the end of this year.

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