Friday, April 28, 2017

Tesla Recruits In Mexico

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is recruiting engineers from Mexico to work on robotics and other automated equipment at its California factory, according to LinkedIn postings viewed by Reuters, part of a hiring push to ready the plant for mass production of the upcoming Model 3.

The electric vehicle maker, which prides itself on its "Made in America" credentials, aims to build 500,000 cars a year by 2018 at its plant in Fremont, California, south of San Francisco. That would be a six-fold increase from 2016.

A recruiting poster published on LinkedIn by Tesla's senior technical recruiter, David Johnson, listed 15 types of engineers the company would be seeking at a May 5-8 recruiting event in Monterrey, Mexico.

You can read the rest @
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-mexico-idUSKBN17U2X5

US corporations have been doing this for decades, which is one of the reasons our economy is in the toilet.

I will never buy a Tesla product.

Quote For The Day

"Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces."
√Čtienne de La Bo√©tie

Americans Partying Again

Here's what we spent the most money on last quarter - recreation:



One might even think this is because Trump has made America great again:

https://youtu.be/iI2fRPmEZ6A

Elon Musk Is NOT Humanity's Savior

Far from being humanity's savior, it's more likely Elon Musk is delusional:

Last week, Elon Musk confirmed that his company, NeuraLink, is working on the development of a brain-machine interface (BMI). For the last couple of years, Musk has made no secret of his fears of artificial intelligence advancing to the point where it overtakes its human creators. Musk believes that in order to safeguard the human race against a superintelligent machine apocalypse, we must essentially become them: cyborgs whose minds are internally augmented by advanced computer systems. Along the way, he believes, this transition will spawn countless benefits - and profitable industries - for humans.

You can read the rest @

Profitable industries, definitely ... but mostly for Musk and his ilk.

Countless benefits? It's more likely the following will happen:
  • No jobs for most humans
  • No income for most humans
  • No food for most humans
  • No health care for most humans
... all of which leads to the only real "benefit" - a culling of the human herd, which will relieve the stress we are placing on the planet.

Don't trust the AI / robotics snake oil salesmen. What they are selling amounts to the wholesale extermination of our species.

Was The MOAB A Dud ???

Apparently so. You can read about it here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39705128

Sort of like the rest of the Trump presidency so far ...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Russian, Turkish Ships Collide

Rub-a-dub-dub, some clowns in a tub:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-27/russian-warship-sinks-after-collision-istanbul-coast-78-soliders-rescued

How much of a threat can the Russian navy be if they allow Turkish freighters to sink their ships?

Is It Really All About THAAD ???

In response to the "threat" from North Korea, the US is putting THAAD missiles in South Korea. You can read about them here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_High_Altitude_Area_Defense

Thinking the missiles actually are aimed at them, China responded:

China said on Thursday that it would stage live-fire drills and test new weapons to protect its national security.

You can read the rest @
http://www.mintpressnews.com/china-test-new-weapons-stage-live-fire-drills-retaliation-us-thaad-deployment/227263/

If you recall, the US also put THAAD missiles in Europe to threaten Russia:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-us-arms-race-thaad-anti-missile-system-nuclear-weapons-cold-war-terminal-high-altitude-area-a7653416.html

Are we responding to actual threats, or are these just red herrings which are being used to justify US aggression against China and Russia?

I strongly believe that China and Russia, if left alone, would pose absolutely no security threat to the US. I also believe the US will attack anyone, anywhere, anytime merely to preserve the power and privilege of US oligarchs, bankgangsters, corporate CEOs, and their accomplices in the one percent.

The real "threat" posed by China, Russia, and the rest of the BRICS is the possibility of a new world order which is more fair and just than the one being imposed on the world by the US.