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Amazon’s Alexa Will No Longer Tolerate ‘Sexist Abuse’; People Outraged as Google Home Identifies Buddha, Muhammad and Satan but Not Jesus Christ
A pair of stories about these stupid voice-activated home devices, and their SJW converged programming:
First, about Alexa:
When people buy a product, they probably don’t want it to police their behavior. Unless it’s bought for that specific purpose, they want the product to work with them, not against them. This isn’t rocket science.
However, Amazon’s Alexa software has now changed its response to a certain stimulus — namely, calling it sexist names — from “thanks for the feedback” to “I’m not going to respond to that.” Further, the device will also respond to the question of whether it’s a feminist with: “I am a feminist. As is anyone who believes in bridging the inequality between men and women in society.”
Second, about Google Home:
Smart Audio technology, such as Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa, has quickly become the dominant go-to source of information for this generation but some consumers are now speaking out about the fact that Google Home devices refuse to share information on Jesus Christ.
Google Home is a new self-proclaimed “powerful” speaker and voice assistant. The device can play your music, call your friends, and answer almost any question that can be found on the web. However, when asked who is Jesus, Jesus Christ or God the smart speaker says it does not know the answer.
“Sorry, I’m not sure how to help” or “My apologies I don’t understand,” Google Home responds.
What has some people up in arms is that if you ask the device who other religious figures are such as Muhammad, Buddha and even Satan the device gives a full breakdown on what it has found on the web.
Hey, you get what you pay for.
Do you need these stupid damned expensive toys?
Of course not.
I’m doing fine without them, thank you.
So should you, if you don’t want to put money in our enemies’ pockets.
Dem Takes First Class Seat From Passenger
Sheila Jackson Lee More Equal Than The Rest Of Us
Incredible… Yet not really unbelievable; Big Business in cahoots with the Deep State doesn’t really surprise…
And naturally, the black liberal Democrat woman played the race card when exposed…
Black Woman Who Accused Charlie Rose of Racism for Not Sexually Harassing Her Also Helped Get a Paraplegic Fired
There are no words:
— Steve Sailer (@Steve_Sailer) December 20, 2017
— Steve Sailer (@Steve_Sailer) December 20, 2017
Bitch be stupid, crazy, and evil…
But with a close look at her appearance, one can understand her motivations:
Kevin Michael Grace speaks the truth here:
— Kevin Michael Grace (@KMGVictoria) December 21, 2017
Someone with a marketing degree thought that was a good idea. SMH
— Debra McCreery (@DebraMcCreery) November 20, 2017
Poland’s leading Catholic bishop has spoken out in favour of an almost complete ban on shops opening on Sunday, amid growing public controversy over the proposal.
“Free Sundays are what all Catholics, non-Catholics and non-believers need,” Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki told Polish Radio ahead of a meeting of the Bishops Conference on Friday, which is expected to support the ban.
The idea was put forward last year by the powerful Solidarity trade union, backed by a million-strong petition, and has been batted back and forth in a parliamentary subcommittee ever since.
The clerics are careful to base their argument on quality of life rather than religious grounds. “Families don’t just need financial support, they need time for themselves,” said the Archbishop of Katowice, Wiktor Skworc.
He appealed to the government to “show some compassion for women in the form of those who have to work in supermarkets on Sundays”, and accused it of showing “contempt” for Solidarity and the bishops by delaying consideration of the ban. He also warned local MPs and senators that he expected them to vote “in line with the views of their voters,” the Wirtualna Polska website reports.
The government and retail groups have suggested compromises like shutting shop every other Sunday, or only after lunch, and the rival OPZZ union confederation proposes higher wages for Sunday working, but Solidarity chief Piotr Duda is holding out for “Four free Sundays a month, full stop, end of story”, Dziennik daily reports.
I remember when Ontario ended its ban on Sunday shopping in 1990 or so, in the time leading up to it, the opposition to the overturning of the Lord’s Day Act which banned most stores from being open on Sunday came from both the Tories and the New Democrats, both Right and Left, against the Liberals.
The Right reflected the traditionalist sentiment that Sunday is the Lord’s Day, and ought to be a day of rest as commanded in God’s Word.
The Left, which still in those days actually cared about the workers, argued that workers needed a set day off.
They were both correct, and it was nice to see common cause from both left and right against the Liberals.
Alas, they lost.
But it was inspiring.
As are the bishops aligning themselves with Solidarity, the labour union that opposed communism. They represented workers against a regime that ostensibly ruled in the name of the workers.
Nice to see left and right together on this, over there. I wish them all the best, and will pray for them.
Businesses in Bar Harbor, Maine are turning to locals to make up for a shortage of foreign guest workers that normally fill summer jobs in the bustling seaside resort town.
Because the H-2B visa program has already reached its annual quota, Bar Harbor’s hotels, restaurants and shops can’t bring in any more foreign workers for the rest of the busy summer tourist season. Like hundreds of similar coastal resort towns, Bar Harbor has for many years depended on the H-2B visas for temporary workers. The program allows non-agricultural companies to bring in foreign labor if they are unable to find suitable employees domestically.
The annual limit for H-2B visas is set at 66,000, half for the winter season and half for the summer. In the past, workers who had previously come to the U.S. on H-2B visas were given a “returning worker” exemption and not counted against the cap. Congress did not include the returning worker provision in this year’s authorization, but instead gave Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly the power to raise the limit by as many as 70,000 extra visas for the summer.
Several lawmakers are pressuring the Trump administration to authorize more H-2B visas, and DHS is expected to announce a higher cap this month. Independent Maine Sen. Angus King has introduced legislation that would restore the returning worker rule.
In the meantime, Bar Harbor’s businesses are scrambling to find locals to pick up the slack.
If buttercups buzz’d after the bee,
If boats were on land, churches on sea,
If ponies rode men and if grass ate the cows,
And cats should be chased into holes by the mouse,
If the mamas sold their babies
To the gypsies for half a crown;
If summer were spring and the other way round,
Then all the world would be upside down.