As I mentioned the other day, work and minor computer problems are slowing down posting a little bit for a few days. But as it always is, the Reader’s Links posts are like reading STATFOR unfiltered before presumably Obama ruined it with the CVE.
Here are some worthy items however, but by no means all, or even the ones anyone may find the best or most important.
1. F16s to b built in India? There seems to be a great deal of serious military build up in India. Quite interesting. Much in the Reader’s Links post on this.
2. This is really a must see.
3. Comey, Obama sitting in a tree..
4. Look who’s suing Google now!
Wow, a new lawsuit by a former recruiter for Youtube details how they discriminate against white and Asian men in recruiting/hiring. He was punished and ultimately fired when he complained about these practices.https://t.co/I6Q2MczMDd pic.twitter.com/liTGGVlq2m
— James Damore (@JamesADamore) March 2, 2018
Thee have been many many posts on this site about James Damore and the issues with Google, Damore’s and general posts on Google. But I would like to offer a new perspective based on this additional suit.
Google is a company that is so powerful, it cannot help but be corrupt. It is simply systemic. Nothing can have that much influence, power, wealth and so on and limit itself to the good of the public, the constitutional laws or other laws of other nations which serve it, (unless its another corrupt entity willing to act with great force of course) and continue the activities which brought it to where it is.
As a consequence, it must go, or at least be brought down to below an existential threat level to one which preserves individual liberties.
The fact that Google is consciously abandoning the merit principle for cultural-Marxism, identity politics and equity, is a suicide note. And we should encourage it. In fact we should demand they employ the entire island of St. Lucia as their R&D department.
This has the extra bonus of not hoovering up all the world’s talent.
In a rational world, the best brightest most capable people are our most precious resource. The problem solvers. The people who develop more better things that let us all enjoy our lives more, produce higher quality goods more efficiently and so do less environmental impact.
We need those people at Start up companies that maybe can’t afford to pay what google does to kids right out of college. Cancer will not be cured by google. But some genius kid in a garage with a few buddies he hires with options and a bank loan…
I truly hope that Google continues to hire for absurd reasons and change its policies to ones that all reason and experience tells us will fail. Its time for some fresh ideas to be developed.
5. Putin explains his new toys. Is this for real? Is it for the home crowd? Does it make any difference to one of the things below this video in item 6?
Lockheed Martin has won a US$150 million contract with options for another US$942 million to develop and manufacture two high-energy laser weapons for the US Navy. The new systems will combine Lockheed’s first-of-a-kind High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS) system for defense against Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV) with long-range Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities and is expected to be delivered for installation on surface warships by fiscal year 2020.
The HELIOS laser weapon builds on Lockheed’s in-company research on its ATHENA system and the ALADIN laser, as well as the US Army/Directed Energy Joint Technology Office’s Robust Electric Laser Initiative (RELI) program, the US Air Force’s Laser Advancements for Next-generation Compact Environments (LANCE) program and the US Navy’s High Energy Fiber Laser (HEFL) program.
Assuming it can acquire and fire a lot faster than this of course.
Thank you all who sent in materials.
A Pakistan wedding turned fatal when a drunken reveler accidentally fired his AK-47 into a dancing crowd (WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE) pic.twitter.com/HMkNbUdoDp
— RT (@RT_com) March 3, 2018