So how is banning action by AI different from the following——fantasies that included spreading disinformation, engineering a deadly virus, and… stealing nuclear access codes.——–different from current foreign policy and military action in the service of oligarchs?  Is the deflection to reining in AI meant to take the pressure off of the dictatorial hierarchy of oligarchy?   Technology has outpaced human ethics, but to target technology instead of ethical behavior is absurd.—–

PETITION to sign if you wish——https://actionnetwork.org/forms/tell-congress-ban-ai-use-in-weapons-systems-now-and-forever/?source=group-common-dreams&referrer=group-common-dreams&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.actblue.com%2Fdonate%2Fthanks-for-taking-action-common-dreams%3Frefcode%3Dai-weapons   —

Take Microsoft’s recently released upgrade to their Bing search engine using the most advanced AI system: “Sydney” talked about secret “dark” fantasies that included spreading disinformation, engineering a deadly virus, and… stealing nuclear access codes.

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I have not signed this petition but instead choose to demand ethical behavior and non-dictatorial governance instead.  Whether Representatives of The People can hear this demand over their dialing-for-dollars campaigning, is the question.  What up, Molinaro?

https://monthlyreview.org/2023/05/01/grand-theft-capital-the-increasing-exploitation-and-robbery-of-the-u-s-working-class/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=grand-theft-capital-the-increasing-exploitation-and-robbery-of-the-u-s-working-class      —
Some will rob you with a six-gun,
And some with a fountain pen.—Woody Guthrie (1939)1

Capitalism has always been based on the expropriation of land, resources, and human lives in order to create the conditions for the exploitation of labor.

From the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the present day, capitalism has plundered natural as well as human resources with abandon, squandering fresh water, soil, forests, fisheries, and mineral deposits. The world has become a sink in which to pour industrial wastes using the cheapest form of disposal. Today’s planetary ecological crisis is a direct result of this plundering and pollution of the earth.3

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The words of Tim Kaine are honorable, but he didn’t protect his human constituents, did he?  —  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2Wat4-Md9U             —

Sen. Tim Kaine discusses his effort to remove permitting for the Mountain Valley Pipeline from the debt debate

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Several thoughts—-

*Kaine asks the reason a corporation insinuated into debt-ceiling “negotiations” (too bad consumers can’t negotiate about paying back personal debt) as though Citizens United doesn’t bribe said rights

*The double-edged corporate sword of taking the land from people who value nature more than greed, using the eschewed greed to the predatory promotion of corporations, needs to be legislated against

*NY’ers over a decade-long struggle against fracking, were insulted repeatedly by hierarchical predatory characters on the very topic of value of nature

*Kaine purporting to be the voice of the people is a day late and dollar short, and if local-community voices had been raised over years, a difference could have happened

*Kaine correctly wonders who the corporation thinks they are to insinuate into the debt-ceiling discussion

*They are the Citizens United campaign contributors

*FERC has been called a government-agency rubber stamp for corporations———https://www.energyandpolicy.org/virginia-lawmaker-coordinated-support-for-mountain-valley-pipeline-with-projects-lobbyist/     –The letter Adams submitted to FERC, which has been reviewed by the Energy and Policy Institute, shows that he carbon copied Maurice Royster.Royster is a veteran Tennessee-based fossil fuel lobbyist who is registered in Virginia to lobby for Equitrans, the main stakeholder in the pipeline.

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*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKjaogdw5fQ&t=68s—-The FERC Rubber Stamp Song


Arrest Of Bail Fund Organizers In Atlanta Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Report: FBI Reopens Assange Investigation

Why There Should Be A Treaty Against The Use Of Weaponized Drones

Debt Deal Gives Fossil Fuel Lobby A Legal Shield

Another Look At The Financial Transactions Tax

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By the way, Eminent Domain is about taking private property for public projects.  In an oligarchy, what are “public projects”, how do public/private partnerships figure, and how is this different from fascism or feudalism?  These are topics for discussion.

If private property is exposed to confiscation by corporations, why not for public use, similar to the ideals pre-colonialism?


Grass Lawn Lies & Coal Mine Massacre – Gov Secs Ep 124

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As one who would be perfectly contented to retain the Senate if they adhered to Oaths of Office more than to Citizens United campaign donations, one is interested in a topic raised as to the reason we maintain the US Senate—-

 This is a reminder of how much we don’t know.  This brings one around to Howie Hawkins, who continues to impress with original thought.  We also could acknowledge Hawkins often speaks to censored information.
One such topic about which one would never have even considered, is whether the USA needs The Senate.  Apparently The Senate is little other than expensive window dressing, promoting hierarchical interests, and too often placed in positions of power by big-money via Citizens United.  But the public gets to fund this curiosity of pompous supremacy.  Who knew?
The Democratic Branch of the Republican/Democratic Duopoly are especially functional in voter suppression—–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNbdkuU1edw          —#GreenSocialist Notes #76
Howie Hawkins brings up the concept of whether the USA needs the Senate.  Apparently according to some people, the Senate isn’t necessary.  This brings up the blockage from the Senate of many bills that would benefit We The People.  Combined with Citizens United that promotes big-money interest choice of Senators, in which laws are passed that benefit big-money interest rather than We The People, and that We The People support economically, the members of the Senate, this seems a good topic for discussion.
The US Constitution doesn’t seem to sanction elections run by political Parties, and to permit control of political debates by political Parties seems equally corrupt.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ7kn2-GEmM       —

Ross Perot in 1992 on NAFTA and the “Giant Sucking Sound”

Centralization is the lifeblood of the R&D duopoly.  It’s the way to enforce capitalism onto workers in 2022.———————–We can do better———-

That “we are a 2-Party system” is a fabrication of the Republican/Democratic duopoly and spread by MSM.  In FACT the majority of voters aren’t either registered Democratic or Republican.  The censorship about this info must be envied by bureaucrats of the Former USSR and their simplistic style of 1-Party elections.  

Regardless of which character sits in the Oval Office, We The People have work to do to maintain principles of our democratic (small d) Constitutional republic.  Several items to challenge—*We need the integrity of ranked-choice voting so voters won’t feel compelled to “hold your nose and vote”*Censored debates must be stopped.  The Democratic/Republican duopoly pretends to legitimate debates in what is nothing other than another campaign show.  Independent debates run by uninterested sponsors such as The League of Women Voters, must be restored.  (Access www.debates.org to understand the extent of duopoly control).  The so-called Debate Commission is a corporation to promote the Democratic corporation and Republican corporation, not to inform We The People*Challenge and stop gerrymandering that is a trick especially of the Republican branch of the duopoly.*Stop voter suppression by political Parties, and especially confront and stop Party suppression, which is the over-arching approach to voter suppression.  Party suppression seems to have been the responsibility of the Democratic corporation*Promote by law ranked-choice voting, so we won’t be told again, by D&R duopoly, to “hold your nose and vote”
If these issues are handled, our next elections can be honorable. 
*******************************************************************https://news.gallup.com/poll/15370/party-affiliation.aspx—-Political Party affiliation of voters.
    https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud–LEAGUE REFUSES TO “HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD”

WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FROM FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE–end of lwv info–Murray Bookchin, who founded social ecology, a theory that strongly influenced early Green Socialist thought, strongly advocated the discussion and study group as the first step of any revolutionary movement. A group of individuals meets to expand their knowledge of radical thought and form a radical intellectual community; through the give and take of discussion, can eventually form ideas for next steps in organizing and political activity. According to Bookchin, study groups help create solidarity and a shared language — with a shared coherent vision — for building a mass, organizing, political movement!

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