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Florida Insider Poll: John Morgan would be strongest Democratic nominee for governor

Unpredictable, politically incorrect, pugnacious, and very, very rich. Yes, it sounds like President Donald Trump, but it also describes personal injury lawyer John Morgan, who is mulling a run for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2018. And among more than 170 of the most experienced and plugged in Florida politicos, a plurality thinks the medical marijuana and higher minimum wage advocate well known for his ubiquitous TV ads would be the Democrats' strongest candidate, with former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham a close second.


William Shatner may see Tampa man in court over paternity claim

The Hollywood star best known for going where no man has gone before may have a visit to a Florida courthouse in his future.

William Shatner, Capt. James T. Kirk of Star Trek fame, faces a lawsuit alleging slander, libel and defamation from a Tampa man who claims he's the actor's son.

Shatner has triggered an automatic relocation of the lawsuit from state to federal court, his only response so far to the lawsuit. The suit was filed last May in Hillsborough Circuit Court and moved this month to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

No trial date has been set.


Television Signals Are Being Used To Implant Intergalactic Demon Viruses In Americans

Alex Jones sez:

“I don’t care if the media makes fun of me, I don’t care what they say, whatever. I’m telling you folks, I look out at the crowds I see the people they are possessed by something. I don’t know what it is — most of the planet believes in demons and possession for a reason, in fact every culture does. Because it’s not them. Something’s coming in. Something’s been overlaid, and it’s a sickness and it’s spreading and the television is the vector. It’s how they’re getting through at people. It’s a mind trick.

“They put them into a subconscious hypnosis; they admit that’s what the television flicker rate, through the lights, all of it. And then they superimpose something until they get your free will through incrementalism to turn yourself over to it. And then it’s like an intergalactic virus that then causes the individual to shut down, become a poisonous creature, who begins attacking everything around them. It’s a wavelength.” – Alex Jones, who not incidentally claims to be getting White House press credentials.

On the flipside, I'm beginn' to think SOMETHING is in the water causing mass stupidity in this country!

Musk Warns Humans Must Meld With AI Or Be Made Obsolete

While there has been plenty of conversation over the possibility that robots will replace humans in the work force, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes the threat is existential for people. The billionaire warned humans will soon have to learn to communicate with artificial intelligence or face becoming obsolete.

“Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence," Musk said while speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai, according to a report from CNBC. "It's mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output."

Musk, who was at the event to announce the launch of Tesla in the United Arab Emirates, suggested that a merger between humans and machines will be necessary for the species going forward, lest it find itself made irrelevant.

The founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX pointed to the processing power of a computer compared to that of a person’s brain, explaining that computers can communicate at “a trillion bits per second” while humans do so at about 10 bits per second. In other words, people just won’t be able to keep up.


The Kremlin Is Starting to Worry About Trump

Vladimir Putin's entourage cheered the outcome of the U.S. election – until they saw exactly what they were dealing with.

In 2016, a senior Russian official explained to a group of visiting foreigners why the government had decided not to celebrate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. Yes, it was a turning point in Russian history, he argued, and, yes, President Vladimir Putin sees today’s Russia as a successor to both the tsars and the Bolsheviks. But celebrating a revolution would send the wrong message to society. The Kremlin today is staunchly opposed to “regime change,” the visitors were told, and thus skittish about eulogizing 1917. It plans to use the centenary, instead, to draw attention to the catastrophic consequences of resorting to revolution to solve social and political problems.

The last thing the Russian government expected was that 2017 would bring it face to face not with a revolution of the past but with a revolution of the present — the radical regime change taking place in the United States as a result of the electoral victory of Donald Trump. It is Trump’s electoral revolution that has captured the imagination, and fanned the fears, of Russian elites today.

The search for a key to Trump’s mind-boggling and miscellaneous gusher of policy directives has tended to focus on his disturbingly erratic, vindictive, simplistic, narcissistic, insecure, and occasionally delusional personality, due exception being made for those conspiracy theorists who treat him as a kind of Manchurian candidate or sock puppet of the Kremlin. What most observers have been late to recognize is the extent to which, behind his mask as a showman, Trump views himself as a revolutionary insurgent with a mission to dismantle America’s “old regime.”


Trumps comments about Bergdahl 'disturbing,' judge says

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Disparaging remarks made by President Donald Trump on the campaign trail and levied against accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are “disturbing,” the military judge overseeing the soldier’s court-martial said Monday.

The judge, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance, was especially concerned about Trump’s 2015 pledge to review the case if he was elected president. Such a comment, Nance said, has the potential to put a “black eye” on the public’s confidence in the court-martial process.

Nance must determine whether some 60 derogatory comments made by Trump between June 2014 and August 2016, such as calling Bergdahl “a dirty, rotten traitor” and opining he should be executed or dropped from an airplane to the Islamic State group, impacted the soldier’s right to a fair trial. Attorneys for Bergdahl filed a motion seeking the case’s dismissal over those comments within hours of Trump taking office Jan. 20. Nance did not say how long he expected to consider the matter before issuing a ruling.

Bergdahl’s court-martial on charges of desertion and the more serious misbehavior before the enemy is scheduled to begin April 18. During the hearing Monday, Nance declined to push back the trial’s schedule but he indicated it was likely to be delayed for the third time.


Despite complaints, ACC will not remove posters that assert faith's importance

A pair of posters that focus on the importance of faith, which have been on display at Air Combat Command headquarters at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, for years, will not be altered — despite recent complaints about them — according to command officials.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation had contacted the base about removing the posters after complaints from the Langley community. In addition to objections to the faith-based message of the posters, which quotes a 1955 Air Force Manual, the foundation's president and founder, Mikey Weinstein, also complained that the posters only referenced male and not female airmen.

Weinstein said MRFF filed the complaint of behalf of 16 Air Force officers, NCOs and civilians. The complainants included nine women, according to Weinstein. He said four are Christians and the others are Jewish, Muslim, atheist, agnostic, humanist or secularist.

One of the complainants said the posters "clearly advocate a higher value in religious airmen over non-religious airmen, and communicate a necessity for religious faith to be successful as airmen. Both photos quote from AF Manual 50-21, dated August 1955 — the heart of the Red Scare when being non-religious was viewed as a trait of Communism and hence a threat."



Who is (and isnt) ditching the WHCA dinner

To go or not to go? Attendance at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner has been a topic of much debate in recent months as journalists prepare to put on formal wear and hobnob with a president who routinely bashes the press.

Advocates of attending say that it's just a dinner and showing up would provide some much needed comity. Others say it's a chance to celebrate journalism during a difficult period for the press.


Axios: IN
BuzzFeed: OUT
The New Yorker: OUT
The New York Times: OUT
Politico: IN
Vanity Fair: OUT
The Washington Post: IN


Bidens Daughter Just Showed Ivanka Trump How To Truly Make America Great Again

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley has started a line of 100% made in America clothing to fund sustainable change in impoverished communities. Her efforts stand in stark contrast to President Donald Trump’s fashion brand, as well as his daughter Ivanka’s line of clothing and accessories. Both Trump’s produce knockoff luxury items in foreign countries, almost certainly exploiting sweatshop and child labor. For all his talk of bringing manufacturing back to America, and his supposed dedication to championing the average American worker, Trump is more than willing to outsource jobs and exploit cheap labor in the developing world.

Ashley Biden was not inspired by a wealthy childhood and family tradition of using their name to sell mediocre products; she is a social worker in Delaware. Through her career, Ashley learned firsthand the extent to which some American communities lack resources and suffer because of it. She has come up with a plan to make change by empowering community leaders to make sustainable economic change.

Ashely’s brand Livelihood sells high quality hoodies online and uses the profits to fund development programs. She explains, “The phrase on the back of the neck line is ‘Keep Your Hood Up.’ It’s a reminder, even when life is tough, to keep your neighborhood up in prosperity and focus on positive outreach in your community.”


Conflict Over Trump Forces Out an Opinion Editor at The Wall Street Journal

The departure follows weeks of reports of tension on the paper's news side about how to cover Trump.

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial features editor has left the paper following tensions over the section drifting in a pro-Donald Trump direction.

News of the departure of Mark Lasswell, who edited op-eds for the Journal, comes as the paper’s internal tensions over Trump have begun to spill into public view. The reliably hawkish, pro-trade, small government conservative Journal op-ed page has been challenged by the rise of the populist, nationalist Trump movement. The Journal’s opinion pages have been a showcase for the intra-right divide over Trump, featuring Trump-sympathetic writers like Bill McGurn alongside anti-Trump columnists such as Bret Stephens. Lasswell appears to be a casualty of that divide, and his dismissal a victory for the pro-Trump faction on the editorial staff.


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