Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Trump has lost his gift of fire and fury for propaganda

Game of War Chess Putin is winning ...Donald Trump says North Korea will be met with fire and fury if it threatens US 

We talked to the guy who emailed-pranked Anthony Scaramucci about how to fool the rich and powerful without really trying.

TheNextWeb: “The latest Global Digital Statshot from We Are Social and Hootsuite reveals that the number of MEdia Dragons  using social media around the world has just passed the momentous three billion mark..”
Global Digital Statshot Q3 2017

WHAT’S NEW? Mayor Rahm Emanuel believes he should be able to violate the law without consequences


The people we allege are part of this syndicate that are well-known to law enforcement, and for decades this group has flaunted their wealth and activities, telling the community they were untouchable .. The arrests follow a 12-month ­investigation known as Operation Veyda which Mr Gaughan alleged had destroyed two interlinked crime syndicates operating across Australia, Dubai and the Netherlands

SYDNEY’S infamous family of the Cross is in tatters after a global police operation left three of the Ibrahim clan behind bars last night awaiting bail hearings.

Brothers Michael and Fadi Ibrahim were arrested by anti-narcotics police in Dubai while in Sydney police arrested and charged their nephew, ex-soldier Daniel Ibrahim, and tore apart the luxury home of Daniel’s infamous club-owner father John Ibrahim as part of the operation targeting organised crime and drug smuggling.  . . The former Kings Cross nightclub boss-turned autobiography author known as “Teflon John” was not ­arrested and has not been charged -  Ibrahims

“We use millions of texts on Twitter containing emojis for training a deep learning model that understands many nuances of how language is used to express emotions. For instance, it does well at capturing sarcasm and slang. We beat state-of-the-art algorithms across many benchmarks datasets. See our paper,blog post or FAQ for more details. DeepMoji is based on research done by Bjarke FelboAlan MisloveAnders SøgaardIyad Rahwan and Sune Lehmann. The research to further improve our understanding of emotional content in text is carried out by Bjarke FelboNick ObradovichHolly ShablackKristen Lindquist and Iyad Rahwan. The website was designed by Max Lever. Disclaimer: Note that the model has learned about language from the raw, uncurated expressions of individuals on social media. We do not endorse in any way the emotional interpretation that the model has of any particular content…”

YouTube Blog: “…Starting today, you can share videos with your friends and family directly on YouTube. Not only can you share and receive videos in the app, you can also chat about them right on YouTube, reply with another video, invite others to the conversation, and more. We think it’ll make sharing easier, faster and more fun on your phone. And if you want to continue sharing videos through other apps, you can still do that too…”
Note – please remember you can also clear your YouTube viewing history.

Big Think What Trump doesn’t seem to understand is that there’s a close relationship between basic research, like research in artificial intelligence, and your capacity to come up with the next new thing that will give the United States a leading edge in military technology. And that’s what he doesn’t understand, that’s the one way he’s damaging the whole complex,” argues McCoy.

VIDEO: Maxine Waters Is Encouraging More People to Leak Confidential Info From the White House

TrumpWashington Post op-ed:  This Trump Real Estate Deal Looks Awfully Like Criminal Tax Fraud, by David Herzig (Valparaiso) & Bridget Crawford (Pace):

President Trump clearly doesn’t want to release his income tax returns to the public. Members of the public and commentators have progressed through stages of outragespeculation and acceptance that they’ll never see the goods, while others have made attempts to pry the documents free (such as proposed legislation in New York and other states that would require presidential candidates to release their returns). But Trump’s most pressing tax problem may come from somewhere else entirely: a pre-election transfer of property to a company controlled by his son that could run afoul of the IRS.

According to a recent story by ProPublica and the Real Deal, in April 2016 a limited liability company managed by Trump sold two condominium apartments to a limited liability company managed by Eric Trump. They were on the 13th and 14th floors of a 14-story, full-service, doorman building at 100 Central Park South in Manhattan. This is a prime Midtown neighborhood, yet the sale price for each condo was just $350,000.

HAMILTON 68: DASHBOARD TRACKING RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA ON TWITTER German Marshall Fund Alliance for Securing Democracy See the FAQ

Trump’s 6 red alerts Mike Allen, Axios
John Kelly Is Destined to Fail Frank Rich, New York Magazine (Re Silc) vs. John Kelly closes the Oval Office door Axios. The latter sure reads like a beat sweetener to me.
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