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Frontrunning: August 18

Hunt for Driver Widens as Second Attack Hits Spain, Five Suspects Are Killed (WSJ) FT loses it over bitcoin’s relentless rise (FT) China Codifies a Crackdown on ‘Irrational’ Outbound Investment (BBG) U.S. Navy, citing poor seamanship, removes commanders of warship in deadly crash (Reuters) ACLU Will No Longer Defend Hate Groups Protesting With Firearms (WSJ) […]

House To Hold Hearing On White Supremacist Threat Amid Financial, Social Media Crackdown

Now that Trump’s “Russian collusion” ties, and various assorted Congressional hearings on the topic have quietly moved away from the front pages, there is a new hot topic in the Hill, and as Reuters reports, the Homeland Security Committee of the House of Representatives will hold a hearing next month “about threats from extremist groups, […]

Paul Craig Roberts On Charlottesville: “Identity Politics Always Leads To Violence, Americans Won’t Be Spared”

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, Listening to NPR this morning confirmed what I already knew. Charlottesville is being turned into another nail in President Trump’s coffin. NPR had no interest whatsoever in reporting the actual facts about what had occurred in Charlottesville. The several “interviews” with the like-minded were orchestrated to produce the desired propaganda […]

Visualizing The Diversity Of The Tech Industry

With the recent leak of the “Google Manifesto” and the maelstrom of media backlash that followed, Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes that it seems that concerns around diversity in the technology industry have finally reached a boiling point. Today’s infographic from Information is Beautiful breaks down the demographics of 23 major tech companies, based on statistics from […]

One American Reflects: “The Idiots In Charlottesville… Don’t Represent What Most Of Us Think Or Do”

Authored by Joey Clark via Medium.com, The top story yesterday (and today) – showcased on the Drudge Report, Google News, all the cable news networks, and many social media feeds – is simply an idiotic parade of self-important and domineering busybodies. A petite horde of white nationalists and their brethren are at odds with their […]

One American Reflects: “The Idiots In Charlottesville… Don’t Represent What Most Of Us Think Or Do”

Authored by Joey Clark via Medium.com, The top story yesterday (and today) – showcased on the Drudge Report, Google News, all the cable news networks, and many social media feeds – is simply an idiotic parade of self-important and domineering busybodies. A petite horde of white nationalists and their brethren are at odds with their […]

James Damore: “This Is Why I Was Fired By Google”

Fired Google engineer Jame Damore has penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal explaining how his good-faith effort to discuss differences between men and women in tech couldn’t be tolerated in the company’s "ideological echo chamber," adding that self-segregation with similar-minded people has grown in recent decades as we spend more time in digital […]

Understanding The Hysterical Reaction To The Google Memo

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Today’s post is the final installment of a four part series on the Google memo and the various issues it’s raised regarding our cultural capacity for intelligent debate. I’ve also touched upon the very serious issue of Google’s expanding position as an integral and willing tool of […]

Krieger Asks: Is Google A Search Engine Or ‘Deep State’ Organ?

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Today’s post should be read as Part 3 of my ongoing series about the now infamous Google memo, and what it tells us about where our society is headed if a minority of extremely wealthy and powerful technocratic billionaires are permitted to fully socially engineer our culture […]

Fired Coder Speaks Out On Google’s “Potentially Illegal Practices”, “Recorded Meetings” And “Science Denial”

For those who have managed to avoid this storyline, James Damore, now a former Google employee, caused outrage when he circulated a manifesto on Friday, complaining about Google’s “ideological echo chamber,” alleging women have lower tolerance for stress and that conservatives are more conscientious. By Monday, the chess master, who studied at Harvard, Princeton and […]