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Category: Diversions

What’s wrong with cruelty to robots?

The popular HBO series “Westworld,” which launched its second season in late April, is racy, violent fare, but a prominent daily Christian worldview commentary launched by the late Chuck Colson believes that while it wouldn’t recommend watching the show, the ethical issues it raises are worth considering. As artificial intelligence and robot technology advance, says […] …

‘Christian Internet’ vows to make users ‘safe, strong and blessed’

  A plan for a new social-media network and a search engine to meet the needs of Christians fed up with censorship by Facebook, Google and Twitter is attracting members, according to the founder. People are “signing up fast for USA.Life social network and 1776Free search engine,” said Steven Andrew, a Silicon Valley technology expert […] …

‘Christian Internet’ vows to make users ‘safe, strong and blessed’

  A plan for a new social-media network and a search engine to meet the needs of Christians fed up with censorship by Facebook, Google and Twitter is attracting members, according to the founder. People are “signing up fast for USA.Life social network and 1776Free search engine,” said Steven Andrew, a Silicon Valley technology expert […] …

Hey tech giants, here’s solution to your bias problem

Few doubt that most of the big tech and social media companies have a left-leaning bias. Conservatives already have raised the issue, including urging the CEOs of those companies to start playing fair if they “wish to have any credibility with the conservative movement and its tens of millions of supporters.” “Social media censorship and online restriction of […] …

‘Daddy’s little ghoul’: N.Y. Daily News attacks ‘deplorable’ Ivanka

In its Tuesday cover story, the New York Daily News mercilessly ridiculed Ivanka Trump as “Daddy’s little ghoul” and called the first daughter “seemingly oblivious” because she made an appearance at the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem this week. The Daily News cover featured a photo of Ivanka smiling and pointing her hand toward a […] …

Paid agitators: A long and dishonorable history

President Calvin Coolidge warned in a speech given May 15, 1926, at the College of William and Mary: “But there is another … recent development … the greatly disproportionate influence of organized minorities. Artificial propaganda, paid agitators, selfish interests, all impinge upon members of legislative bodies to force them to represent special elements rather than […] …

Facebook ‘community’ plan leaves users … depressed

A Facebook strategy to emphasize users’ participation in “community,” rather than just entertainment, is leaving them depressed, a study shows. Wired has reported on the details of the issue. After the social-media company was criticized for its role in the 2016 election, Facebook said last year it would build community online, by emphasizing interaction with […] …

Disney selling gay-themed Mickey Mouse ears

Disney has stirred controversy in recent years with its depictions of homosexuality in animated features for children, and now the iconic Mickey Mouse ears are available in a gay theme. Exclusive to Disney World and Disneyland shops, “Mickey Mouse Rainbow Love,” selling for $17.99, can be customized with the wearer’s name in rainbow embroidery at […] …

Obama’s White House voyeur got promoted 6 times

An aide in the Obama White House stunningly got promotion after promotion after promotion – some half a dozen in all – while he was misusing government equipment to “engage in criminal conduct while on government work time,” according to a new report. Washington Watchdog Judicial Watch explained the egregious case circumstances in its Corruption […] …

‘Puppy’ bought by family turns out to be a big bear

A Chinese family who brought a brand new puppy into their home two years ago noticed something strange happening with their fuzzy family member. The little guy seemed ravenous. In fact, he never stopped eating. Or growing. The puppy would have “a box of fruits and two buckets of fruit a day,” Su Yun told China […] …