New facial recognition tech: Will live stream (all) faces from cop cams to database, no notification to citizens

This is where crony capitalism gets super creepy. The surveillance state is very profitable and Taser is about to provide a “solution” to police departments which is sure to fatten the company’s bottom line. Soon software may be able to identify “people of interest” just from a feed from a police officer’s body camera.

And guess what? Even if you aren’t “of interest” you will soon be in the facial recognition database. Then imagine algorithms running over this data.

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One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana

Conservatives need to get on board with legal pot and with haste.

Many “conservatives” are already. I was on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville and saw a Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP) kiosk. This is progress. But the progress is not fast enough, particularly in many states which do not have ballot initiatives like my home state of Virginia.

Pot prohibition is not good for individuals, communities, or the country. If one chooses to use cannabis this is no one’s business but that of the individual who uses the drug.

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Bill Kristol: “We Beat Back Ron Paul and Rand Paul” (Right…And this is why the neocons remain in the political wilderness and Jeb got spanked. Because you won.)

The neocons are for big government and wars. Bill Kristol is for big government and wars. The neocons disliked Reagan and celebrated George W. Bush’s massive expansion of the state. They loathe libertarianism and they loathe the Pauls. They quietly like Hillary Clinton who is basically an extension of George W. Bush in many respects. In fact most neocons – most of whom are Bushites – would probably like to see Hillary win this go’round. (Though they can’t say it publicly –

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Hillary Clinton friend George W Bush, and they are friends, attacks Trump

Some people are acting like it’s some big coup that the Bushes (who were basically humiliated in the primaries) are attacking Trump. Folks, of course they are attacking Trump. They got spanked.  Lindsey Graham is attacking Trump. Mitt Romney is attacking Trump. The Bushite neocons are on the record as saying they may defect to Hillary because Trump isn’t sufficiently hawkish for them. And you will notice that these washed up Republicans aren’t running out and endorsing the small government candidate,

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This video may blow your mind, the best illustration of the post Crash bailouts I’ve ever seen

This is from 2011 when the wounds of the Crash were still fresh.

Now we’ve been conditioned. Time has passed and the banks want you to forget what happened and the dull economic pain which still dogs the world.*

We at ACC will never forget.

At the end of this video is a very short ad for someone who was running for Congress. We do not endorse candidates ever. We don’t know who this person is.

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Crony media not trusted by public anymore, trust in banks, religion also has eroded

This is a direct reflection of the Internet revolution.

People have always questioned the established order of a particular time. They had hunches that something was amiss. That the whole story wasn’t being told. Now people can follow their hunches more easily by going online.

It’s not so different from what happened with the printing press.

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58 Percent of Voters Willing To Go With Someone Other Than Trump or Clinton

Winds of change are blowing.

That feels about right. And it should be remembered that the state as we know it is very much a product of the 20th Century. Just as highly centralized, highly hierarchical corporations are. Corporations have been forced to adjust to the new less centralized world (though this is ongoing), governments are just beginning to feel the winds of change.

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Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

Facebook is a private company and it has a right to do whatever it wishes with its platform. We will also say that Facebook has been an excellent outlet for ACC generally. But the issues presented in the attached article from Gizmodo should be aired and they are of concern. Facebook is a widely trusted brand. Everyone uses it, “liberals,” conservatives, libertarians, everyone. Facebook should seek to maintain this trust. It’s one of the things which makes Facebook such a special and truly great company.

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