Space is really going to give humanity freedom again.
Not in the first century of colonization.
It'll be like living on submarines. People living in close quarters, in an otherwise dangerous environment, highly dependent on everyone else, requiring a strict command structure. Little ability to up and move if the neighbors are anti-social, and anti-social could get you killed. They'll dream of the freedom of living on Earth.
Once colonies are large and established enough to get over that, the political structures won't look much different from what we have now.
Whatever the reason and operatives behind the DDos attack, the timing was perfect for diverting the news media's attention from Clinton's embarrassing (if not outright scandalous) leaked-email revelations.
Considering that this scandal has been in the news since 2012, which DDos are you referring to? For that matter, given the ample media attention, which alternate universe are you referring to?
2016 candidates Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal, who each have their own email scandals. As does Mitt Romney, who was considering running. And of course so does Jeb!. If their party had decided that any of them made a better leader than Trump, would you be declaring the DDos to be the media diverting attention from THOSE scandals?
> Trump is the only candidate that Hillary could have beaten.
Don't kid yourself. She could have beaten anyone in the 2016 Republican primaries.
The only serious competition Trump had was Ted Cruz. Even Hillary makes Cruz look likable and honest by comparison, and she more than beats him on eligibility and experience.
Jeb! was eligible and probably more likable. But the only thing hiding the skeletons in his closet are all the skeletons piled up in front blocking the door. Republicans wouldn't even be able to talk about Hillary's mail server; Jeb! was doing the same thing.
He's that guy who sued Sean Young for $2 million, accusing her of stalking him after they appeared together in the movie The Boost. Young countered that Woods had overreacted after she had spurned his advances on set, and was awarded $227,000 to cover her legal costs.
On gun control theses days, the parties are the same. Even Ronald Reagan is pro-gun control compared to Obama. (Yeah, I can give examples.) Sure, you can count on lots of wailing and gnashing of teeth that Hillary will take away everyone's guns, just like Bill and Obama were always going to. But the parties are in lock-step on the issue.
The Centers for Disease Control used to fund research into the causes of death in the United States. But in 1996 after studies found that guns can be dangerous, they were punished.
First, Republicans tried to eliminate entirely the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. When that failed they pushed through an amendment that stripped $2.6 million from the CDC’s budget - the amount it had spent on gun research in the previous year - and outlawed research on gun control.
Small wonder the CRS resists having their reports released to the public. If they're as non-partisan and highly credible as you say, they're doomed.
If a gun is automated to the point of determining a threat, aiming and shooting, then the gun manufacturer is indeed responsible.
We're not talking about the current SAE level 2 (driver must be paying attention to take over as needed) automation. The article refers to full automation, where the owner is sleeping at home while his car is sent to pick up and deliver passengers.
At that point if the car causes an accident, both the owner (not in the car) and passenger (not driving in any way) are out of the picture liability-wise. What's left is the manufacturer.
And for added fun, the insurance-authorized service shop that replaced a sensor with an after-market version - probably whether or not it contributed to the crash. Without the owner knowing. And the manufacturer of that sensor.