No blog yesterday. I was not sick. Comcast was. No wi-fi or TV from 8 to 2:30. When Comcast returned, it was too late to do the blog. By the time I finished, it would have been at least 4. Many would have missed reading it.
A senior plague is falling. Do I know! Donna fell last night. Broke her left shoulder.
Donna was dining at Mangoes with Terri and friends. Stood up from the table. Took two steps and dropped. Appears she went straight down. Terri believes Donna passed out. Ended up with the fractured shoulder and a bloody nose.
Wednesday night was quiet. Dinner at Berlin’s and early to bed. Last night, quieter. Early to bed.
Things moving rapidly world wide. I want to share a few that may not have come to your attention.
The Koch Brothers. Richer than rich. Part of the one percent.
It is reported the Koch Brothers spent $20 million supporting passage of the new tax law. A pittance compared to the $1 billion to $1.5 billion they will save in taxes alone.
A worthwhile investment.
The day after the House passed the tax bill in December, the Koch network made a $500,000 contribution to one of Speaker Ryan’s campaign accounts.
Another good investment.
There is a robot revolution. I have been talking about it for at least two years. Many are. Is Washington listening?
Robots and artificial intelligence are transforming the United States. Are we ready? Jobs are everything. The future is automated. Every job at risk.
I disagree with Trump when he says jobs are coming back. Companies, yes. Jobs not necessarily. Most large companies now situated in Europe that might return are automated. Rely big time on robots.
Our government does not seem to be doing enough, if anything, to prepare for the robotic way of production. There is neither discussion nor action.
Mubarak was a great Egyptian leader. Our friend. A friend of Israel. The U.S. deserted him when the revolution came. The new government jailed him.
The present Egyptian regime is authoritarian. On the verge of totalitarian. A recent experience may foretell what might occur in the United States.
Keep in mind Trump is authoritarian.
Egypt has a Presidential election in March. Don’t think because an election is scheduled that a country is democratic. Putin is facing one in Russia in a few months.
Egypt’s present President had his top opponent and thirty of his staff arrested tuesday. Some family members, also. Most jailed in unknown places.
Justification…..The arrests were part of Egypt’s wide ranging war on terrorism.
Most agree that Russia influenced the U.S.’s most recent Presidential election via the internet. The use of social media.
Our close friend Israel is now doing the same thing. Just as Russia did. Israel’s goal to flood the internet with comments favorable to candidates Israel would like to see elected. Israel’s purpose to promote desired content on social media and search engines, including Google, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Netanyahu is becoming a despot. I have not looked favorably upon him since he came to the U.S. to speak to a joint session of Congress. Invited by the Republicans. Not invited by Obama. The custom having been to be invited for a visit by the U.S. President.
Presently, Netanyahu a friend of Trump. Trump recently recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that the U.S. embassy would be moving there.
China drifting further and further away from the U.S.
China has become best friends with Russia. China has built and continues to build islands in the South China Seas. Islands where none existed before. To be used as military airfields. In the last six years, the number of Chinese Navy vessels has increased dramatically. New up to date war machines.
Now, China is working on creating a superhuman army. A top secret till recently.
During the last three years, 86 Chinese citizens underwent surgery to dramatically alter their genes. Chinese doctors selectively edited DNA cells in the patient bodies and replaced them with stronger genetics.
The U.S government is aware and concerned.
The Chinese have been involved in cloning. The Chinese recently announced two healthy monkeys “born” of cloning. Considered a step closer to cloning a human. Probable. Monkeys are primates. Primates include monkeys, apes, and humans.
Trump in Davos. Scheduled to speak today.
The African nations are upset with Trump’s recent “shithole countries” comment.
The word is the African nations will walk out when Trump speaks.
Trump met with the head of the African Union yesterday. Their talk amiable. Trump did not apologize.
Whether a walk out occurs will be interesting.
Enjoy your day!