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September 18, 2023

I asked Bing's AI, Who am I, and was provided with a long collection of philosophical pages. Next,

I asked AI, Do you know my identity?:

This was the reply: "I’m sorry but I prefer not to continue this conversation. I’m still learning so I appreciate your understanding and patience.🙏"

I decided to have a little more fun and asked: Why am I online?

Received this long, generic but accurate reply, which applies to nearly everyone

"There could be various reasons why you're online. Here are some possibilities:

1. **To learn new information or skills**: The internet is a vast source of knowledge and skills, from academic research to DIY tutorials¹.
2. **For entertainment**: Many people go online to watch videos, play games, listen to music, and more¹.
3. **To socialize and make connections**: Social media platforms and online communities allow us to connect with others, share experiences, and build relationships¹.
4. **To express yourself and share your opinions**: Blogs, social media posts, and online forums provide platforms for self-expression¹.
5. **To do business and generate income**: The internet offers opportunities for e-commerce, freelancing, and other forms of online business¹.
6. **To shop for products or services**: Online shopping is convenient and often offers a wider range of options than physical stores¹.

Research also suggests that much of our digital activity is about regulating our own emotions². This could involve seeking content that makes us feel better, connecting with others for support, or using online tools to manage our moods².

Remember, everyone's reasons for being online can vary greatly depending on their individual needs and circumstances. It's always a good idea to reflect on your own online habits and make sure they're serving you well."

The asterisks indicate a lists of sources that came with AI's reply; I removed them as not essential for the obviously correct reply; though, to commit criminal acts isn't included even though that is a possible reason I'm on line. /lol

Has anyone else asked AI these obvious questions?

Edit: correct typo/spell, philosophical

April 2, 2023

Judge Luttig: "No end in sight," on democracy perils.

I really like to hear from Judge Luttig and am glad he is being invited on the tv shows to share his opinions on our very real dilemma.

January 7, 2022

when you search ownership of the media companies you will find the top 4 or five owners are repeated

over for each of the conglomerates. Investment funds, private equity and hedge funds, who are then managed by a few.
Interest for the stock owners must always come first.

Here are Viacom(CBS) major stock holders.





Sinclair Broadcasting Corporation:

I don't think they are very concerned about the well being of ordinary citizens, they seem willing to turn us into Kazakhstan.

*edit typo companie/companies, 2nd: add Sinclair

October 27, 2021

Twitter Aaron Carr: Re Louisiana & Mississippi

I disagree that cost of housing is why homelessness is low. Prison labor is an important part of the economic profile for Mississippi and Louisiana and Louisiana is number 1 and Mississippi number 3 for incarceration rate.

Prison labor, the new plantation system where the taxpayer covers the cost of housing the laborers.


October 22, 2021

Democrats move to finalize new 'billionaire' tax proposal, targeting 700 wealthiest Americans as key

Source: Washington post via msn (no paywall)

The entire address did not copy into the space allowed

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/democrats-move-to-finalize-new-billionaire-tax-proposal-targeting-700-wealthiest-americans-as-key-source-of-revenue-for-spending-plan/ar-AAPQhXi?ocid=uxbndlbing

These are the people who have been buying our anti-democratic government and policies while tax money protected their multinational investments via the U.S. Military power and support via the tax supported State Department and around the world embassies and patent enforcement. They have had a free ride on the middle and upper middle class taxpayers.

Senior Democrats are preparing a sweeping new tax plan that would aim to raise hundreds of billions of dollars from the fortunes of America’s roughly 700 billionaires, an abrupt shift in the party’s approach to funding a large expansion of the safety net.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, questions Chris Magnus as he appears before a Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider his nomination to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., October 19, 2021. Rod Lamkey/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
But even after Democrats seized control of the White House and Congress, they haven’t been able to fully coalesce around a tax and spending plan, with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) expressing opposition to higher tax rates.

Now, an unexpected compromise appears to be emerging on the billionaire tax proposal. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is drafting the plan, and senior Biden officials and other senior Democrats are cautiously optimistic that Sinema and other centrist lawmakers will support the effort, according to interviews with three congressional aides and two administration officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive negotiations.

It is uncertain whether the plan will be backed by every Senate Democrat and almost every House Democrat, the necessary threshold for its passage.
October 3, 2021

Pivot! From daily coverage of the red state COVID disaster to, no coverage.

I don't think there was any discussions last week after weeks of constant coverage, what happened?

I had to do some searches to find any any information and searched by state name and governor's name, found this bit on DeSantis coverage.

Where the claim is the Democratic were getting too much time on television talking about it or something?

August 18, 2021

Wowzie, does anyone have an explanation for the wall to wall attacks on Biden re Afghanistan?

Even sticking to text, it is hard to avoid the message, we must give up on Biden.

Nothing Trump did including the sell out of Afghanistan to the Taliban has ever received the kind of thrashing Biden is being given over Afghanistan.
The MSM seems intent on convincing all Americans to give up on Biden.
Not even the Jan. 6 attack on the Capital, generated this much anti-Trump coverage.

August 16, 2021

McDonald's Workers Given Dog Diaper Masks Settle Covid-19 Lawsuit


Updated Aug 12, 2021, 07:51pm EDT

Workers at a California McDonald’s franchise settled a Covid-19 safety lawsuit with their employer, according to multiple reports Thursday, closing a dispute that drew attention for its month-long strike following an outbreak of cases—and for the workers’ claims that they were given dog diapers and coffee filters instead of face masks.

Workers at an Oakland McDonald’s won paid sick leave, personal protective equipment and a workplace safety committee in their settlement with the franchise owner, which Bloomberg Law reports was brought by more than two dozen employees and family members.

The worker safety committee is the first at a McDonald’s restaurant, a spokesperson for Fight for $15, a labor advocacy group that helped the McDonald’s workers file the lawsuit, told Forbes in an email.

The committee, made of at least three workers and one manager, will meet monthly to make sure the store is following the settlement and other public health rules.

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California, NE Sierras, lifelong liberal and Democratic voter. Living in a red turning blue county. ;/ I have been a reader here for several years.

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