Joe Biden says the COVID-19 pandemic is over. This is what the data tells us

[ Despite the ongoing spread of COVID-19, Biden has declared the pandemic to be “over”. Even while other elements of the capitalist ruling class explicitly recognize the ongoing threat of the virus, they refuse to improve or reinstate safety measures needed to properly manage it. As Leading Lights have noted previously, this is because doing... Continue Reading →

OP-ed | International Sports and Late-Stage Capitalism

By Janelle Velina In the former USSR, the Soviets understood that sports were originally supposed to be for the physical and communal benefit, as well as the genuine enjoyment, of the people. By taking capital out of the equation and by allowing the expansion and encouragement of mass participation, the arena of sports actually flourished under... Continue Reading →

Microsoft deletes ‘teen girl’ AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours

[Typical. Predictable. - NP] (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/) by Helena Horton A day after Microsoft introduced an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter it has had to delete it after it transformed into an evil Hitler-loving, incestual sex-promoting, 'Bush did 9/11'-proclaiming robot. Developers at Microsoft created 'Tay', an AI modelled to speak 'like a teen girl', in order to... Continue Reading →

Researchers: Children exposed to religion have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction

Researchers: Children exposed to religion have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction (theRawStory) A study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science determined that children who are not exposed to religious stories are better able to tell that characters in “fantastical stories” are fictional — whereas children raised in a religious environment even “approach unfamiliar,... Continue Reading →

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