Occupy Corporatism https://www.occupycorporatism.com Breaking News US, UK & World Wed, 16 May 2018 06:05:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 5 Innovative Online Casinos to Keep an Eye Out For https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2018/05/16/new-innovative-online-casinos/ Wed, 16 May 2018 06:04:48 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=580 There are very few industries out there that put the latest technologies to good use like the online gambling industry. Due to its very competitive nature and the drive to attract new and keep the existing players, online casinos take all the resources available to them and try to use them in a way to achieve these goals.

It can be fully said that innovation is at the heart of online gambling and those who lead the way in innovation are usually the ones staying on top and constantly attracting more and more players. These are our picks for the top five innovative online casinos you need to know about.

 

Bitcoin Casino

1. Bitcasino.io

Bitcoin has been gaining a lot of popularity in the world of online gambling over the past couple of years and Bitcasino.io is a site dedicated to fully keeping up with this trend. Established in 2014 and licensed by the Government of Curacao, Bitcasino.io gives players an opportunity to deposit and withdraw using Bitcoin, making it possible for them to keep a high level of privacy and anonymity. The site has a great selection of games, including many NetEnt and Microgaming slots and even popular progressive titles like Mega Moolah.

 

Casino Heroes

2. Casino Heroes

Gamification is a fairly new trend in online gambling but quite a few casinos have picked up on the fact that modern-day players want more from their gambling experiences. Casino Heroes is one of the leaders in this particular area, giving players an entire world filled with adventures to enjoy as they spin their favorite slots and wager on the table games. With a large world map, bosses awaiting at the end of each stage, and rich rewards to be won, Casino Heroes offers a really fully-rounded gaming experience unlike anything else out there.

 

VR Online Casino

3. Slots Million

Slots Million Casino has built a name for itself in all sorts of ways, one of them being, like the name suggests, the sheer amount of slots made available on the site. However, the casino didn’t rest on their laurels and they kept pushing the boundaries, becoming the first to launch a Virtual Reality (VR) Casino. The VR casino features 40+ popular titles and it can be played on a computer, without requiring any special equipment, or using Oculus Rift for the full experience.

 

Netent Live Beyond Live

4. Mr Green

The name of Mr Green is well known in the world of internet gambling as this is another brand that always strives to deliver more. In the sea of different things that make Mr Green a great online casino, their Live Beyond Live mobile casino certainly stands out. This latest innovation gives mobile players a chance to enjoy live casino games like never before, with excellent, crystal clear graphics and a fast and seamless gaming engine. Live Beyond Live takes mobile gambling to a whole new level. Another appreciated feature about the online casino is that they also offer free spins on no deposit slots, on a regular basis.

 

Rizk Casino

5. Rizk

Like the rest of online casinos here, Rizk Casino manages to stand out from the competition thanks to their ability to follow trends. Rizk doesn’t just give players a full game-like experience on a platform that offers nearly all the best games in existence. They also provide one of the best mobile gambling apps you can find, catering to the growing base of players who do most of their online gambling on the go, from their handheld devices.

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Understanding Sweden’s World cup chances to formulate the best betting tips https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2018/05/03/betting-tips-for-sweden-in-2018-world-cup/ Thu, 03 May 2018 07:00:44 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=568 Sweden is back in the world Cup for the first time since 2006 when they made it to the round of 16 in Germany. There is such an air of excitement among the Swedes as they look to go one better in Russia, with heavy expectations lying on the shoulders of Coach Janne Andersson and his charges.

Of course, they are far from being favourites, but something about them makes it look like they could defy expectations and emerge as the surprise team in the tournament. The 1958 runners up have a convergence of factors that will make it interesting to see the betting tips offered in the matches they play.

Sweden Football FIFA

The Swedes are leading a charmed existence

For starters, Sweden already came from the position of underdogs by beating Italy 1-0 on aggregate in the playoffs to book their spot in this summer’s event.

Secondly, they have a promising squad that includes the likes of John Guidetti and Sebastian Larsson and Marcus Berg. Recent call ups include the likes of defender Joel Andersson in defence and Erdal Rakip in midfield. The duo is more than likely to make the squad that
will represent Sweden in Russia.

 

Sweden’s path is an equally interesting one. The team finds itself in Group F alongside Germany, Mexico and Korea. The Germans are the defending champions and outright favourites in the group. Beyond that point, however, everything is thrown open. Any of the three teams can grab that second spot if they play their cards right.

If Sweden can force a draw against Germany then beat South Korea, then they have an upper hand in their other group match.

 

Fluke performances or great strategy?

Andersson has proven to be a tactical genius going by the strategies he employed in the path to the World Cup finals. In a UEFA Group A where France and The Netherlands were considered favourites, he opted to cede to neither of them fully. He managed to beat France and hold the Dutch to a draw.

With the smaller teams, however, he was less than ruthless, registering wins as big as 8-0. That tells much about the manager’s approach to specific games and will be an important factor when formulating betting tips. The team’s chances of nicking second position in group F are fairly high.

 

Beyond the Group Stages, the team has as much chance as almost every other opponent it is pitted against. That they showed a defensive grit against seasoned defenders Italy is enough proof that they have adapted themselves as a tournament side- stay solid and strive to score one important goal.

 

Passion can help the Swedes over the line

Then of course there is the excitement of making it to global football’s top event after such a lengthy absence. The current crop of players will be feeling jolly proud of themselves for making their country’s flag fly in Russia and that will be a great motivator. The fans too will want to make the most of this chance that many of them will be experiencing for the first time. Expect a lot of noise at Sweden matches thus.

The team has fallen four places to position 23 in the April FIFA rankings but that should not fool you into making your betting teams less optimistic.

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Top 3 Casino Cruises to visit in the World https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2018/04/18/top-3-casino-cruises-to-visit-in-the-world/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:16:48 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=551 Casino cruises offer the best experience to anyone who is looking for holiday fun with a twist. Cruise liners set up for casino cruises are as luxurious and exciting as the more famous land-based casinos. However, with casino cruises, you get to see the world and spend time in some of the most famous cities and still get to do some serious gambling. There are a number of industry big players that operate some of the best casino cruises in the world. Let’s look at three of the best and what they have to offer.

Cunards Queen Mary 2 Ocean Cruiseliner

#1.Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Ocean Cruiseliner

For The Sophisticated Gambler Cunard offers old-world sophistication and elegance you would find in places like Monte Carlo. Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 takes travelers on exciting transatlantic voyages between New York and Southampton. The ocean liner offers virtually everything for everyone, but perhaps the best part about the ship is the Empire Casino. This grand casino harkens back to the sophisticated casinos of the world where men dress up in tuxedos and women put on their best cocktail dresses – makes you think you might just run into James Bond sipping a Martini at the bar.

The casino offers gaming tables where you can play blackjack, roulette, three card poker and Texas hold ’em. If tables aren’t your thing, then there are slot machines and video poker machines you can play. Betting limits on tables range from $3 To $500 and slot machine limits range from $0.05 to $5.

First-time gamblers can take advantage of the daily lessons on how different games are played, what the rules are and how to win. These lessons are fun and people actually manage to get lucky after a couple of lessons.

Norwegian Cruiselines Casino Cruise

#2. A Norsk Casino cruise – For The High Stakes Gambler

Norwegian Cruise Line has been taking travelers on exotic voyages to the Caribbean and Bahamas for years. Their Ocean liner, a Norsk Casino cruise, Norwegian Escape takes over 4,200 guests from Miami, Florida across the world’s best waters past exotic Islands and sandy beaches. There is plenty of onboard entertainment offered, but the casino is arguably the best place in the entire ship for a gambler.

Casinos at Sea

Norwegian Escape’s state of the art casino has over 300 slot machines and over 20 gaming tables offering blackjack, craps, poker, baccarat, roulette and pi-gow. There is something for everyone, whether you are a novice or a high-stakes gambler. For true gamblers who want the whole red-carpet, high-stakes game experience, the ship has an exclusive VIP room. Here games are set at high limits which are just perfect for those who like to bet big to win big.

The Escape offers more than a great gambling experience. Guests can enjoy the day soaking up the sun and play various games on offer. You can even catch a movie or go dancing – the idea is to let loose. It is, after all, a holiday and you should enjoy it to the fullest.

The Sunborn Superyacht Casino

#3. The Sunborn Superyacht Casino – An Intimate Setting

The Sunborn Superyacht Hotel and Casino sit permanently docked in Gibraltar in the Ocean Village Marina overlooking the famous Rock of Gibraltar. It has breathtaking views of the ocean with Morocco just a few miles away. This boat has 58 states of the are slot machines, American roulette tables, live poker and blackjack tables.

Bets are structured to suit both novice and experienced high stakes gamblers. Slot machines have a minimum bet of £0.01 and a maximum of £50, American roulette has a minimum bet of £1 and a maximum of £100 while blackjacks minimum bet is £5 and maximum is £500. There is a poker room set aside where regular tournaments take place throughout the cruise.

The casino has all the trappings you would expect to find like a glitzy bar that serves anything from beer to colorful fruity cocktails. The Casino also offers side table service for gamblers whilst they play.

Guests have a choice of luxurious suites with the ultimate being the 74sq.m penthouse suite with a private sundeck and the best view perfect for the ultimate high-roller.

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Eric Trump Says Dems ‘Aren’t Even Human’ After His Charity is Exposed for Embezzling Donations https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2017/06/07/eric-trump-says-dems-arent-even-human-after-his-charity-is-exposed-for-embezzling-donations/ Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:33:52 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=368 Eric Trump said Democrats are “not even people” during an appearance this week on Sean Hannity.

Eric complained that he has “never seen hatred like this” when referring to the Democratic Party as a whole. He claimed “they’re imploding” and “have no message.”

Continuing his verbal assault, Eric said the head of the Democratic National Committee “is a total whack job.”

Eric dehumanized Democrats, saying they are “not even people”. His problem with them is that they “try [to] obstruct a great man… his family” and “obstruct his family; they come after us viciously and it’s truly, truly horrible.”

But what is actually horrible is the Trump Organization who funneled more than $100,000 in donations meant for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.

Using Eric’s own charity (the Eric Trump Foundation), he hosted a golfing tournament at his father’s course where donations were passed to the Trump Organization and not their intended purpose.

Donors were told their contributions would go to help sick children, but the Trump family not only lied to attendees of the golf tournament, but took a shocking $500,000 over a 10 year period to line the pockets of Trump family members.

Donald Trump was personally behind the billing of the Eric Trump Foundation for the use of his golf course for these charitable events. Totals of revenue taken in were hundreds of thousands. In fact, a considerable amount of the $11 million Eric has allegedly raised for St. Jude’s hospital has been funneled directly to the Trump Organization.

Back in November of last year, Donald Trump admitted to self-dealing and using donation funds to help Trump out in business and personal interests.

According to a 2015 IRS tax return filed by the foundation’s attorneys, the boxes for questions regarding the transfer of “income or assets to a disqualified person” and engaging in self-dealing with foundation donations were both checked “YES”.

For example, the Donald J Trump Foundation gave a $25,000 donation to a SuperPAC supporting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

In exchange for the cash, Bondi announced her office of attorney general for the state of Florida would not peruse a “multi-state case” against Trump University.

At the time of the bribe, when Trump tried to cover up the political contribution by recording that the donation was given to a charity in Kansas.

Bondi’s office had twenty-three complaints about Trump University filed before she became attorney general, and one more filed after she took office, but she did not open a “formal investigation”.

beyond the illegal donation, the Trump Foundation illegally purchased a $20,000 six foot tall portrait of Trump and spent $12,000 football helmet signed by Tim Tebow.

Journalist David Fahrenthold discovered that Children’s Place at Home Safe, a Florida charity, held a fundraiser at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago back in 2007, featuring Michael Israel, the painter of the six-foot-tall picture of Trump.

Israel was paid $10,000 for the painting by the Trump Foundation, the other $10,000 supposedly spent on the portrait cannot be accounted for.

The Trump Foundation is a close knit organization run by the three eldest children – Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric – and does not contain much of Trump’s own money.

The foundation survives on donations from other people such as Richard Ebers and Prestige Mills, Inc., NBC Universal, and World Wrestling Entertainment because Trump has not contributed to his own foundation since 2008.

In total Trump has given $2.7 million of his own money.

Giving away other people’s money is what the foundation does, and Donald takes credit for the donations even though the cash he gives originally belonged to someone else.

In 2010, Trump was praised for his “selfless support” of the Palm Beach Police Foundation, before the organization found out that he had been in New Jersey at a function for the Charles Evans Foundation – telling those in attendance that “he was raising money for the Palm Beach Police Foundation.”

One of the largest donations given by Trump Foundation was $100,000 to the Citizens United Foundation. Trump joined the president of that organization to his presidential campaign.

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Trump’s Immigrant VOICE Program is Straight Out of Nazi Germany’s Playbook https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2017/03/01/trumps-immigrant-voice-program-is-straight-out-of-nazi-germanys-playbook/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:36:51 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=431 Donald Trump’s Joint Address confirmed that his administration is poised to create and maintain a list of crimes perpetrated by “immigrants”, which was part of the first round of executive orders signed during his first week in office.

Trump said: “I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American Victims. The office is called VOICE — Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement. We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media, and silenced by special interests.”

According to experts from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than “native born” Americans. In fact, non-citizens make up only 7% of the US population and just 5% of Americans in prisons.

Perhaps more shocking is that between 8 and 10% of undocumented immigrants are entrepreneurs, owning businesses in the US and employing thousands of Americans.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told CBS “This Morning” that Trump’s VOICE program is “ridiculous” because “the overwhelming majority of immigrants are law abiding, they want to be part of the American dream, and most Americans agree with that.”

Schumer went on to say: “So to put an office like this out there shows how anti-immigrant this president is.”

Brian Stone, veteran of the US Navy and LGBT advocate, pointed out in an op-ed piece on Trump’s VOICE program that “it does not appear that the program will be limited simply to undocumented immigrants, but will also include crimes committed by legitimate VISA holders, Green Card holders and possibly even permanent residents who are not naturalized citizens.”

Stone blames Steve Bannon, chief strategist to Trump, for this “idea right out of [his] playbook”.

But the concept behind VOICE has a deeper past, going all the way back to Nazi Germany. Richard Weikart, professor and author of the book “ Hitler’s Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress ”, published a copy of a Nazi periodical entitled “The Criminal Jew” which features photos of Jews along with captions explaining the crimes they had committed.

According to Weikart: “In 1943, a Nazi directive to the German press declared, ‘Jews are criminal by disposition. The Jews are not a nation like other nations but bearers of hereditary criminality’.”

Caludia Koonz, historian at Duke University, pointed out that in Nazi, Germany, the newspaper Der Sturmer would routinely publish readers’ claims of Jewish crimes in a section called “Letter Box”. Hitler used the press to highlight the need for his Ministry of Justice to prosecute every criminal indictment against the Jews and was proud to publicize it.

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Hundreds of Soldiers Spend Veteran’s Day Fighting for Pot Legalization https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2015/11/11/hundreds-of-soldiers-spend-veterans-day-fighting-for-pot-legalization/ Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:08:23 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=344 Pot Over Pills is a movement embraced by US veterans who want to bring awareness to the necessity of medical marijuana in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

A group of protesters camped out in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) because they want the agency to recognize that pot is a safer and more effective alternative to the plethora of anti-psychotic drugs that are prescribed to veterans to treat mental disorders.

At McPherson Square Park, veterans, supporters and medical marijuana advocates gathered, including:

• Dopefest
• Magicalbutter
• The Cannaball Run
• The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Some of the protesters marched from the park to the White House, smoking joints along the way. They dumped a large box of empty pill bottles onto the front lawn and called for President Obama to make medical marijuana accessible to veterans instead of dangerous pharmaceuticals.

With the protesters was a giant pill bottle used as an effigy for the 22 veteran suicides per day that are acknowledged by the VA.

Based on a recent study on marijuana, the plant has been shown to reduce the effects of PTSD in 75 % of participating patients.

In addition to the demonstrations in Washington, DC, Operation Trapped, a movement backed by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy (TRMP), has been working to make pot available to veterans by supporting legislation that provides access to the medicine for our service men and women.

At the rally in Texas, protesters called for the expansion of the marijuana law in the state that allows for “compassionate use” of marijuana with low-THC content, but does not permit doctors to prescribe any strain of medical cannabis available on the market.

The group also wants to see PTSD added to the list of treatable and researchable conditions afflicting veterans.

The current legislation in Texas for medical marijuana has a built in catch that only allows doctors to prescribe pot and not recommend it. This changes the rules of engagement for any doctor supportive of marijuana use because a recommendation does not come with the possibility of the practitioner losing their medical license.

But prescription does.

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Flint Officials Hold Secret Meeting to Deal with Lead Contaminated Water https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2015/09/25/flint-officials-hold-secret-meeting-to-deal-with-lead-contaminated-water/ Fri, 25 Sep 2015 14:26:15 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=348 Flint, Michigan has high levels of lead in their tap water which is an issue for children, according to governmental health officials and doctors.

The Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) and Flint Mayor Dayne Walling collaborated in private on a resolution about the safety of public municipal water and how to “alter the public to potential risks of consuming Flint city water” because this could produce palatable “elevated levels of lead” in residents.

Flint City Councilman Scott Kincaid, who is also a member of the GFHC, said: “I’m supporting the resolution. I think we need to advise people that there is a potential concern. Lead isn’t good for anybody, but the effect on infants” is especially disturbing.”

Lead is a toxic metal that has been shown to cause physiological, mental and behavioral problems; as well as learning disabilities.

Prior to this discovery, Walling had pursued $10 million from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to pay for the replacement of lead service lines to residential homes and will “continue to pursue funding for a comprehensive healthy homes initiative that addresses lead in paint and pipes.”

Walling said: “We have to get the lead out of our community to eliminate the threat of childhood lead poisoning. I am extremely concerned to hear from doctors about any elevated blood lead levels in Flint’s children.”

The GFHC stated collectively that “as a coalition of concerned physicians, healthcare professionals and county leaders, we are compelled to inform the public when there is a possible threat to their health so they can take appropriate precautions and actions to protect themselves and their families.”

The coalition includes representatives from flint area hospitals, universities, physicians and unions.

The group divulged that at their private meeting “numerous physicians shared strong concerns that not enough was being done to alert the public to potential risks of consuming Flint city water that could lead to elevated levels of lead.”

The board of directors for the GFHC decided to report lead testing results of municipal water supplies.

This comes on the heels of a Virginia Tech study on the exorbitant levels of lead in the public water system.

According to the study, 10% of Flint participants were found to have 25 parts per billion (ppb) of lead which is 10ppb more than the allowable level as stated in federal guidelines.

Marc Edwards, professor with Virginia Tech explained that “an estimated 15,000 homes in the city have lead or lead solder in service lines and plumbing, making the homes much more susceptible to lead leaching into water.”

City and state officials countered the findings with the assertion that their testing shows Flint water supplies to “meet all health and safety regulations” and their laboratory stats show that it has “never risen above 11 ppb in more than 10% of Flint residential homes” over the last 16 months.

However, that claim is bogus because the Department of Environment Quality (DEQ) has recorded lead levels suddenly spiking since the city of Flint began taking municipal water from the Flint River in 2014.

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Beware: New Research Raises Serious Doubts About Psychological Studies https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2015/08/30/beware-new-research-raises-serious-doubts-about-psychological-studies/ Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:19:50 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=484 The University of Virginia (UV) has published a study showing that “less than half the psychology studies researchers reviewed could be replicated” which leads to a diminishment of public confidence in scientists and scientific journals.

Brian Nosek, psychologist and lead author of the study, stated that an estimated 300 researchers from 5 different continents collaborated to attempt to replicate findings in 100 studies published in 3 scientific journals.

Surprisingly, only 39 of the studies analyzed could be replicated; and because replication is a cornerstone of the scientific method, there is a discrepancy in demonstrable evidence claimed in these particular reports.

Without replication, the public is left to “rely on assertions based only on someone’s purported authority” which dampers scientific credibility.

Although failure to replicate findings “can happen for a variety of reasons, outright fakery and fraud” can be detrimental to the furtherance of scientific study.

Nosek explained: “For years there has been concern about the reproducibility of scientific findings, but little direct, systematic evidence. This project is the first of its kind and adds substantial evidence that the concerns are real and addressable.”

For example, earlier this year, a study was published by John Bohannon which was purposefully bogus to prove that scientific journals do not ensure that studies are accurate prior to publication.

The media was also implicated in this hoax.

Some “news” outlets who reported on chocolate being used for weight loss include:

• Natural Society
• Natural News
• Daily Mail
• The Independent
• Youngevity (makers of Tangy Tangerine)
• Yahoo News
• MSNBC

Bohannon explained that he wanted “to show that scientists who do a bad job and get their work published can end up making headlines because it’s us — journalists like you and me — who are failing” and because the media fails to do their due diligence, “the world is awash with junk science.”

This lesson in the obvious lack of integral reporting has a dark element to it. Bohannon said: “The tabloids and other news outlets that ran with the bad science probably got millions of eyeballs. And this kind of junk nutrition information gets promulgated every day.”

Prior to this expose, Bohannon collaborated with Science magazine and sent out a faked study to 305 online journals. Shockingly, 50% of them accepted the bogus study.

These fake science journals bear respectable sounding titles and “often contain the names of respectable-looking experts”, but who is actually running the journal is nearly impossible to decipher.

Because the obvious flaws in Bohannon’s fake study would have been easily seen by “anyone with more than [a] high-school knowledge of chemistry” and was completely ignored by so-called respectable journals means that bad science is easier to get out than was previously understood.

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Meet the Man Who Might Save Humanity From Killer Robots https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2015/07/05/meet-the-man-who-might-save-humanity-from-killer-robots/ Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:40:57 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=405 Elon Musk has given $10 million to Max Tegmark’s Future of Life Institute (FLI) to investigate the viable risk that artificial intelligence will become sentient killers.

Speaking of FLI, Musk said: “Here are all these leading AI researchers saying that AI safety is important. I agree with them, so I’m today committing $10M to support research aimed at keeping AI beneficial for humanity.”

Tegmark is a professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the brains behind that “ultimate ensemble theory of everything” which supposes that “all structures that exist mathematically exist also physically” – with no free parameters.

This theory holds that should a structure be complex enough to contain self-aware substructures (SASs), those SASs would be subjectively perceived themselves as existing in a physical “real” world as is explained in depth in Tegmark’s book, “Our Mathematical Universe”.

Incorporating this theory into the investigation into artificial intelligence’s propensity toward sentience, Tegmark and FLI have opened the project to scientists researching the benefits of robotic intelligence.

Tegmark believes that as research into artificial intelligence continues, their “impact on society is likely to increase” as its still largely unknown potentials in healthcare and economics become more and more apparent.

His concern is not the idea of killer robots, but is quite focused on existential risks which incorporates the theory that the Universe “could be colonized in less than a million years—if our interstellar probes can self-replicate using raw materials harvested from alien planets.”

But existential risks encompass the plethora of “threats that could cause our extinction or destroy the potential of Earth-originating intelligent life” and if humanity clearly defines these potentials, our species will be enabled “to formulate better strategies”.

Researchers and scientists who have joined FLI’s inquiry into the potential hazards of artificial intelligence include:

• Eric Horvitz, Microsoft research director
• Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman, founders of DeepMind
• Yann LeCun, head of Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
• Guruduth Banavar, VP, Cognitive Computing, IBM Research
• Ilya Sutskever and Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Google, AI researchers
• Jaan Tallinn, co-founder of Skype
• Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple
• Stephen Hawking, Director of research at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge
• Neil Jacobstein, Singularity University
• Amit Kumar, VP & GM, Yahoo Small Business

Musk believes that “humans should attempt to make the future of humanity good.”

Instead of building the intelligent robots and waiting for them to develop sentience and turn on the human race, Musk wants to attempt to “prevent a negative circumstance from occurring”.

Speaking of the range of negative outcomes, Musk said “they are quite severe, so it’s not clear whether or not we’d be able to cover from these negative outcomes.”

Knowing that some of them end with the scenario “where recovery of human civilization does not occur”, it is an imperative to be “proactive”.

Thomas Dietterich, professor at Oregon State University School of Electronic engineering and Computer Science and director of Intelligent Systems, commented that “artificial intelligence has a tremendous upside for good in health and medicine and quality of life” however, “there are risks both from the software malfunctioning or getting out of control, or from cybersecurity threats.”

FLI’s new directive on deciphering the potentials of artificial intelligence becoming the Terminators the public is told they will speed up the “process of building artificial intelligence that is safe.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Senator Pan & the Purchase Price of California SB277 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2015/05/16/exclusive-senator-pan-the-purchase-price-of-california-sb277/ Sat, 16 May 2015 13:48:51 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=421 The California Senate has passed controversial SB277 with a 25 to 10 vote. Effectively, this bill rescinds “personal belief exemptions” for inoculations.

The measure is now facing the Assembly before it is made a law.

Pediatrician and state senator Richard Pan, champion of this bill, said: “Vaccines are necessary to protect us. That protection has been eroding. The science is clear: Vaccines are safe and efficacious.”

The pediatrician turned senator has been financed and supported by the medical and pharmaceutical industries the entire way.

In order to ensure his victory as an Assemblyman and later a state senator, Pan used now 5 years old Seneca Mitchell, one of his patients, to bring a coercive air of caring to his constituents.

The purpose of this marketing was to downplay “Pan’s experience as a politician in favor of an image as a working doctor.”

During college, Pan was a member of the California Medical Association (CMA) where Mitchell’s mother, Jodi Hicks, was the chief lobbyist for the organization.

Pan became Hicks’ pediatrician while she was pregnant with Mitchell.

Through Hicks, Pan has received more than $20,000 from various clients she lobbies for to boost his campaigns as a professional politician.

Because California state laws prohibit Hicks from directly donating, she has worked on Pan’s campaign and used her influence within the medical community to gain popularity and support for Pan.

The investment in Pan from the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries have paid off with the potential success of SB277.

Pan’s senatorial seat was purchased for $545,125 by:

• Healthcare professionals
• Pharmaceutical industry
• Health insurance
• Health services
• Hospitals and nursing homes

Prior to this latest legislative proposal, Pan was behind AB2109 which passed in 2012. This bill required individuals and parents to obtain the signature of a health care practitioner for a philosophical exemption to vaccination.

Pan said this bill “empowers them [parents] with up-to-date, accurate information about immunizations”; however critics call it “an unnecessary and expensive intrusion into the rights of parents, intended to increase vaccination rates by making it more difficult to claim the exemption.”

Donors to Pan’s senatorial cohorts Felipe Fuentes and Lois Wolk who had a financially vested interest in the passage of AB2190 into law include:

• AstraZeneca
• Bayer
• Bristol-Myers Squibb
• Eli Lily
• GlaxoSmithKline
• Johnson & Johnson
• Merck
• PHRMA
• Novartis
• Pfizer

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