Monthly Archive: May 2018
Capping off a busy day at the White House, President Trump has issued a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, for a 1913 conviction of violating the Mann Act. His arrest and imprisonment were for the crime of being a black man transporting a white woman across state lines.
The first Uber crash report is out.
You know the old saying, “as American as baseball, apple pie, and George Washingtons personal recipe for beer.” Or at least, that is Anheuser-Busch’s latest idea. For a Budweiser that was formerly labeled “America”, there is only one step further to go to make it even more patriotic and historical:
Add weed killing to the list of things the robotic age may change in the near future. Big name chemical companies, who produce the herbicides vital for mass agriculture, are making plans that might affect not just farmers but the billions of dollars in equipment that delivers their product to the fields.
Facial recognition software is not new, but using it in real-time by police departments has raised some eyebrows. Add to those sentiments that Amazon is behind this latest marriage of big tech and government agencies, and privacy watchdogs are concerned to say the least.
While deforestation remains a huge environmental concern in parts of the world such as South America, Europe is seeing a boon in greenery across the board.
Being lazy again, because finding a tenant for my house, and getting all the little things done I need to do before I can rent the house, and getting ready to spend a week on travel next week, and doing all the things that need doing before we move to another state, etc…. It gets exhausting. But I did get to see the brilliant work of art that is Deadpool 2.
The Supreme Court released its opinion in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, upholding the enforceability of individual arbitration mandates in employment contracts.In theory, arbitration is supposed to be economical. However, in practice, some critics point to the exorbitant cost to the parties, if one is used.