“The second thing I would say is you don’t ban it if you actually believe there is a reasonable alternative that will enable us to, say, address this problem with a scalpel instead of a meat cleaver,” he said. … [Read more...] about Alphabet CEO backs temporary ban on facial-recognition, Microsoft disagrees
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Those policies were anathema to millions, but are minor league compared to how Sanders and Warren want to take control of our lives. They want to decide what kind of house we should live in, what kind of car we drive, how we earn our living and so much more. … [Read more...] about Liz Peek: Americans will never allow Bernie and Liz to stomp on our freedoms
After the election, her family persuaded Abrams to go to Turks and Caicos, deputizing her old friend Camille Johnson, who accompanied her, to make sure she ventured outside the hotel. While Johnson assured Abrams they wouldn’t have to “climb a mountain” or “do something totally out of character” for her, they did try to jet-ski, in part because Johnson knew something about Abrams: She likes to drive fast. Some years earlier, Porsche had moved its headquarters to Georgia, and Abrams brought Johnson along when she was invited to drive its cars at a nearby racetrack. They’d listened to an instructor explain how to get out of skids and doughnuts at speeds of 90 mph, but when Abrams got into the Porsche, she just began to spin. “After she was done, I was like, ‘Stacey, you were not paying attention!’ And she just looked at me and said, ‘Oh, yes, I was.’ ” … [Read more...] about Stacey Abrams for ….
Kendra’s Law has had no more passionate advocate than D. J. Jaffe, a ponytailed former advertising executive, who encountered the world of extreme disorders when he and his wife became guardians of a schizophrenic family member. He helped persuade Kendra’s parents to support the original passage of the law and now sees himself as AOT’s fiercest defender. Jaffe contends that too much mental-health funding is siphoned off in service of “wellness for the masses,” at the expense of those most in pain and most dangerous to themselves and others. He summed up his complaint in a ted Talk earlier this year: “We wrap everything that makes you sad in a mental-health narrative, whether it’s poverty, bad grades, unemployment, angst about sexual identity. These are all now either mental-illness conditions or they’re risk factors for mental illness. If we start spending our money on all the things that make people sad, what’s left for the … [Read more...] about A Turbulent Mind
On a sweltering day last August at the University of Texas at Austin, a flock of 30 undergrads are settling into a frigid lecture hall when teaching assistant Nick Roland enters with his crimson-red tee hugging a holstered Glock 23. Three weeks earlier, Senate Bill 11, also known as “campus carry,” went into effect in Texas, allowing students on 38 public campuses to carry concealed, loaded handguns to class. Roland, 32, is pursuing a Ph.D. in history after a tour in Iraq. Before that, he was an undergraduate at Virginia Tech in 2007, during the deadliest school shooting in modern history; among the 32 students killed was Roland’s hallmate. “l’ll never forget that day,” he says. Lean and handsome, with a crop of boyish brown hair, Roland says his gun has led to some tense discussions with grad students, a phone call from a parent and near-unanimous opposition from his colleagues. His class lecturer, Robert Icenhauer-Ramirez, told me, “I just … [Read more...] about Inside the Fight Over Guns on Campus