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In Brooklyn, two new social clubs emerge to cater to people of color: ‘A club just for us, by us’

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Posted By: Ribicon, 5/7/2019 1:28:48 PM

Brooklyn—In the heart of an ever-evolving and ever-gentrifying Brooklyn, there is a push to create a professional and emotional support network for a familiar, but specific demographic. The Gentleman’s Factory one of these social clubs for men of color, is approaching full capacity at 100 paid members with more than 400 other names on a waiting list. Jeff Lindor founded The Gentleman’s Factory two years ago on Flatbush Avenue, across the street from Prospect Park, when he realized there weren’t enough spaces uniquely for men of color. “I could always recall whenever I saw a person of color


The founder of one of these groups readily admits that a group of white guys wanting to form a similar group would be perceived as racist. But, flashing his Black Privilege card, he says it´s OK in his case because of discrimination in the past.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 5/7/2019 1:31:44 PM (No. 80721)
Bigoted racists.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson 5/7/2019 1:37:23 PM (No. 80709)
Freedom of assembly
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 5/7/2019 1:42:34 PM (No. 80730)
There goes all my white guilt! Well, I exaggerate-I never had any.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ribicon 5/7/2019 1:43:52 PM (No. 80717)
Why do only minorities enjoy freedom of assembly? A few examples among countless others, the Congressional Black Caucus, United Negro College Fund, Historically Black Colleges and Universities ("the blacker the college, the sweeter the knowledge"), etc. We´re far from an equal society when some enjoy a superset of privilege, especially when they turn around and claim to be oppressed by others who must walk on eggshells so as not to offend.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: EliotRosewater49 5/7/2019 1:45:11 PM (No. 80742)
Looks like Dems are going to have rewrite history again stating that segregation is ok after all.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: f64 5/7/2019 1:48:20 PM (No. 80719)
The Mystical Knights of the Sea?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 5/7/2019 1:48:36 PM (No. 80752)
The gunfire commences at 1:45am - - - - every night.

Be there - - or be square!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Words have Meaning 5/7/2019 1:49:24 PM (No. 80714)
This exactly where we were fifty years ago. All those protests and race riots down the drain.

Now that´s progress.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Vesicant 5/7/2019 1:49:37 PM (No. 80761)
I doubt that factory will be producing any "gentlemen."
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Newtsche 5/7/2019 1:49:38 PM (No. 80745)
Contentious times predicted, there will be blood.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 5/7/2019 1:53:49 PM (No. 80733)
WET = White Entertainment TV
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Reply 12 - Posted by: harleynyc 5/7/2019 1:55:45 PM (No. 80736)
There are a thousand clubs in Brooklyn. Every ethnic group has several. Who gives a crap.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Jennie C. 5/7/2019 2:01:34 PM (No. 80737)
I used to see the FUBU clothes around my place of work, and I always wondered if I would be "allowed" to wear it, as a white chick.

Because I thought some of it was pretty cool. Then I checked out the prices and it became moot.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lawsy0 5/7/2019 2:05:34 PM (No. 80764)
Wait, wait. Don´t tell me. They will call one of them Chez FuBu. The other will be Just Us
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/7/2019 2:09:10 PM (No. 80763)
I´m in Texas and there are a LOT of places I can go to talk 9associate) with very intelligent, talented people of colors. Yes, plural intended, and we needn´t be catered too.

Are ANY of the 400 on your waiting list gay, women of "color", Jews, Mormons, or guys like me (White but pink in the summer) ?

Keep your club. I´ve been thrown out of better places than that.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 5/7/2019 2:11:52 PM (No. 80732)
Frankly, a white person would be nuts to go there anyway.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 5/7/2019 2:16:06 PM (No. 80754)
I support this because it means they won´t be in my club.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DARling 5/7/2019 2:17:54 PM (No. 80716)
I am guessing the "woke" white liberals will show up frantically waving their Ancestry.com results, claiming to be 2.5% Sub-Saharan African. Then pout when they are not let in.

If the POC can afford to launch a private club, all the power to them. Just don´t whine when a private club for powerful, well-connected white people won´t accept vulgar, ignorant rappers. Right to peacefully assemble and all that.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: spacer 5/7/2019 2:48:01 PM (No. 80728)
There are separate but equal, university graduation,clubs and dorms, all over America. All at the behest of the racist bigoted blacks.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: M2 5/7/2019 2:48:09 PM (No. 80729)
Segregation and misogyny in one place. Where are the white women on this issue?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 5/7/2019 2:49:40 PM (No. 80710)
It´s freedom of association, and assuming these are private clubs, their decision.

However, they deserve as much scorn as white-only, no-Jews and Catholics, country clubs.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Highlander 5/7/2019 2:53:36 PM (No. 80715)
Will those with blackface be accepted?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: David Key 5/7/2019 3:05:13 PM (No. 80740)
OoooK, so this means that all male clubs, all white clubs, all ______ fill in the blank clubs are ok again. Cause I seem to remember over the last twenty/thirty some years a lot of screaming and yelling and negative press demanding integration at all levels. So now colleges are going back to all black zones and classes, women have no men zones and classes. Can we in fact expect equal rights for whites and males, and for the demonization to stop anytime soon? Not likely.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Avanti1 5/7/2019 3:13:42 PM (No. 80744)
This is racist segregation plain and simple.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: GO3 5/7/2019 3:13:43 PM (No. 80743)
#11, we have those channels already. They’re called FETV and METV.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: MOBeef4u 5/7/2019 3:37:41 PM (No. 80713)
Four legs good, two legs bad.
Four legs good, two legs better.

What’s bad when you do it is good when I do it.

No hypocrisy there.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Bur Oak 5/7/2019 4:23:59 PM (No. 80750)
Just like the Congressional Black Caucus.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: PostAway 5/7/2019 4:28:34 PM (No. 80758)
Men only clubs were ruled against several decades ago. The argument against them was that because business was sometimes conducted in them they gave men a competitive edge over women. Do the same rules apply at Gentlemen’s Factory? If not, can white men or women now have exclusive clubs within which they can entertain clients and associate only with other people who look like them? If so, sweet.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Pepper Tree 5/7/2019 4:42:24 PM (No. 80755)
Sounds like a loud place to buy expensive drinks, hang out with expensive women and catch a bullet.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: ginadee 5/7/2019 5:08:50 PM (No. 80749)
It doesn´t sound like a place where I want to booze it up, pick up a date or get rolled.
I don´t go where I am not wanted. And from the sounds of it, it doesn´t seem like a place where I would want to booze it up, pick up a date or get rolled.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 5/7/2019 5:12:23 PM (No. 80725)
Black colleges are having a resurgence of popularity, and I have wondered if this is because some blacks have realized that they cannot compete against whites (generally) in historically white universities without affirmative action.. Ditto these safe space segregated socials and proms, with black girls and women trying to protect their “territory.”
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Reply 32 - Posted by: 3XALADY 5/7/2019 5:27:57 PM (No. 80767)
Some female with gonads should go there and try to join. Just for poops and grins.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: watashiyo 5/7/2019 5:49:46 PM (No. 80748)
It´s Segregation but it´s not Segregation. However, they are the new 1 percenters all the young and the poor resents.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: EQKimball 5/7/2019 5:53:43 PM (No. 80711)
Hillcrest was the first Los Angeles country club for the city´s Jewish community. In 1972, the Los Angeles Times referred to Hillcrest as "the leading Jewish country club in Southern California."[1] The property includes an 18-hole golf course and tennis courts, and serves as a meeting place for its members. The course was designed by Willie Watson and opened 99 years ago in 1920.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: qr4j 5/7/2019 5:53:50 PM (No. 80741)
I am male. But under the current Leftist thinking, I can self-identify as female. (I don´t cuz I am quite happy being a guy.)

Why can´t I self-identify as a black guy?

These Lefties want it every which way. They don´t want segregation (I don´t either) until they do want segregation. They don´t want me to see the color of people´s skin or their gender or their orientation or whatever UNTIL they want me to see all those characteristics.

Screw em! I´m done.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: qr4j 5/7/2019 5:58:00 PM (No. 80708)
When will the City of Chicago start installing water fountains that white folks aren´t allowed to drink out of?

Sounds strange? Yep . . . except all this new segregation sounds strange too. And it´s happening.

I really thought we were slowly moving past all this segregation. I thought wrong.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: cor-vet 5/7/2019 6:03:52 PM (No. 80723)
At least no white folks will be shot there!
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Strike3 5/7/2019 6:16:18 PM (No. 80751)
I´m going to open a Polar Bear club right down the street and we´ll see how far that goes. The first thing the "Gentlemen" will want will be priority on our membership application list.

Some college attempted a similar action with a black fraternity barring white boys from their parties but welcoming white girls. I never did follow up on the progress of that one.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Lawsy0 5/7/2019 9:17:01 PM (No. 80747)
Shortly after Brown v Board of Education was settled and full integration was achieved, blacks and whites started re-segregating themselves in lunchrooms, classrooms and after school events. The school doors should have always been open to all citizens, but you should never force children upon each other. *I was working in early childhood education at the time.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: mc squared 5/7/2019 9:41:52 PM (No. 80759)
Why is that a surprise? Read the newspaper most any morning and see the headlines ´Police were called to a social club...´

The cigarette girls say cigars, cigarettes, 9 mm.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Chuzzles 5/7/2019 9:43:19 PM (No. 80727)
And the racism marches on. Somebody needs to keep track of these establishments, because if whites want to open clubs of their own and somebody complains, these black only clubs can be held up as an example. Equal is equal.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: NotaBene 5/8/2019 3:02:31 AM (No. 80724)
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Reply 43 - Posted by: MickTurn 5/8/2019 7:31:56 AM (No. 80738)
We Be Not goin´ to dis club!
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Clinger 5/8/2019 8:06:59 AM (No. 80757)
This should be a big fat so what. If not for the infringement on the first amendment rights of others to freely associate, this wouldn´t be news and wouldn´t tempt us to be snarky.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Judy W. 5/8/2019 9:06:52 AM (No. 80760)
When people were free to form associations without being policed by the government there were all kinds of clubs, including black (well, Negro in those days), men´s, women´s, Jewish, Catholic, Italian and every other nationality you can think of, and many others. The loss of clubs is a great tragedy, as Charles Murray tells us. They are a part of civil society, which has in large part been replaced by government.

I think black clubs may do a lot of good unless the become totally political. Since they were freed from slavery black people have joined together to help uplift each other, and if they can accomplish this now, everyone will benefit. I hope this example will provoke some court cases to allow other groups to associate.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: VietVet68 5/8/2019 9:35:26 AM (No. 80712)
Here´s your Lucianne quiz question of the day: How long will it be before social justice white warriors are suing to become members of these clubs?
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Reply 47 - Posted by: happy conservative 5/8/2019 9:50:58 AM (No. 80735)
Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, among others, are rolling over in their graves. What did they live an die for now?

These children of the civil rights movement have been grossly uneducated and greatly provoked to believe lies.

The civil rights of all people are being demeaned and trampled by these foolish people.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: earlybird 5/8/2019 10:04:06 AM (No. 80765)
No one apparently told them that this sort of thing has gone on for eons, across the country. Even on Amos and Andy they talked about “goin´ down to de Lodge Hall”…

But if they think this is a swell new idea, more power to them.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: earlybird 5/8/2019 10:06:31 AM (No. 80731)
PS, Some clever mind dreamed this up and is collecting those membership fees...
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Reply 50 - Posted by: zzzghy 5/8/2019 10:08:31 AM (No. 80720)
Coming to a Live PD episode sooner rather than later, bet on it.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: bigfatslob 5/8/2019 10:21:46 AM (No. 80753)
Well when the gunfire erupts we won´t have to wonder what race the shooter and the victims are. That would just open the door for some one in the 400 on the waiting list.
This is some good news and if I was leaning toward ´white guilt´ it´s over now.
Wow! All those marches for equality in the ´60s was for nothing.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: earlybird 5/8/2019 10:33:23 AM (No. 80718)
Re #34, Jews were banned from joining most private country clubs until only a relatively few decades ago. Los Angeles CC, Annandale CC in Pasadena, etc. So they did their own…

In the early 60s, a friend who was head of one of the most well-known companies in the country, lived in Pasadena, could not join Annandale.

Blacks? Forget about it.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: rabblerouser 5/8/2019 10:36:43 AM (No. 80746)
That is fine and dandy with me. Most blacks bring trouble, violence and discord with them everywhere they go....so great!
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Reply 54 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 5/8/2019 10:38:06 AM (No. 80762)
This is not new. Growing up, there was a black niteclub in a rundown building. It didn´t even have a name. Every Sunday morning, I would see hundreds of people pouring out just as I was starting newspaper deliveries. They were hammered, would break things, and get into fights. They would double part and block streets. They would be making out in the back of their cars. There was lots of crime on the weekends.

The place was shutdown more than once, but somehow was always reopened.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: TLCary 5/8/2019 11:03:34 AM (No. 80722)
There already was an exclusive club for black men from Brooklyn: Rikers Island.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: rusino 5/8/2019 1:02:11 PM (No. 80734)
So what? If they want to have Exclusively Black Clubs good for them.
I support the founding of Exclusively White Mens Clubs also!
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Reply 57 - Posted by: rusino 5/8/2019 1:04:09 PM (No. 80726)
Amos and Andy Redux’!
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Reply 58 - Posted by: Strike3 5/8/2019 1:32:38 PM (No. 80756)
That´s at least a hundred of them off the street corners at night. Build a few more clubs.
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Reply 59 - Posted by: NessunDorma 5/8/2019 6:19:44 PM (No. 80739)
Associate with whom you please. That´s your privilege. But there´s one thing I don´t understand:

The space is giving a group of people who are often marginalized, and often not heard – a place to be heard.

Heard by whom exactly? Each other? Are you having a problem being heard by one another now? And how would you expect to get heard by non-blacks if none are allowed in your group??
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Reply 60 - Posted by: anniebc 5/8/2019 7:04:52 PM (No. 80766)
Wow! just Wow!
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After taking President Trump's endorsement to get himself elected senator, Mitt Romney has made quite a show of turning on Trump. The last two incidents have been notable: He declared GOP "maverick" congressman Justin Amash "courageous" for joining the Democrats and calling for the impeachment of President Trump in the House. He also made this ad hominem attack on Trump over the weekend, playing Puritan for us: On Sunday, Romney was back at it, attacking the president's character. "I think he could substantially improve his game when it comes to helping shape the character of the country," Romney said on CNN.
New Gallup Poll finds Americans liking
the idea of socialism more
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Posted by SurferLad 5/21/2019 5:20:30 PM
Here’s a revealing — and disturbing — new poll that bears on the current gang fight among leftists for the soul of the Democratic Party and its 2020 presidential nomination. See Also: ESPN chief: You’ll never guess what our viewers want to hear nothing about Almost half of Americans in a new Gallup Poll believe that socialism would be a good thing for the United States to have. Almost half (43 percent). A good thing. Democrats like Bernie Sanders driving that party to the left may be on to something for a winning theme in next year’s vote. Today, a bare majority (51 percent) says socialism would
“Something Strange Going On” At Fox News,
And Not For the Good of America
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Posted by Cavallodifiero 5/21/2019 1:59:04 PM
There’s no longer any way to avoid it: “Something strange is going on at Fox News.” “Something strange is going on at Fox News. Something very strange,” President Donald Trump told a throng of thousands at his Pennsylvania rally last night. “The audience showed their agreement by booing Fox News.” (The Blaze, May 21, 2019) According to the Blaze "President Donald Trump
Jerry Nadler’s cynical, cowardly show 19 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/22/2019 3:57:46 AM
Jerry Nadler was at it again Tuesday, waxing indignant about former White House counsel Don McGahn’s refusal to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. It’s all a show, meant to keep old news in the headlines, and to appease the large “Impeach Now!” wing of the Democratic Party without actually doing anything. Everyone on Judiciary knows perfectly well that Congress can’t compel testimony from top presidential advisers except in the most extraordinary circumstances: The chief executive’s right to frank, confidential discussions with his staff is well-established. So Nadler’s bluster about how he’ll “go to court to secure” McGahn’s appearance is just noise for the cameras. Then again, that’s all
House Judiciary Chairman Nadler: Trump
is making it 'more difficult' not to consider
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Posted by Hazymac 5/21/2019 11:38:19 AM
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, accused the White House of "intimidating" former White House Counselor Don McGahn from testifying on Capitol Hill and said it was becoming "more and more difficult" to not consider President Trump's impeachment on Monday night. Nadler told CNN anchor Chris Cuomo that his committee will hold McGahn "in contempt" for not complying with the subpoena and will take the battle to court. "You are dealing with a lawless president who is willing to go to any lengths to prevent testimony that might implicate him, that does implicate him," Nadler said. Nadler expressed that Trump's "lawless behavior"
Self-driving trucks begin mail
delivery test for U.S. Postal Service
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Posted by NorthernDog 5/21/2019 10:30:55 AM
The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday started a two-week test transporting mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving trucks, a step forward in the effort to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight. San Diego-based startup TuSimple said its self-driving trucks will begin hauling mail between USPS facilities in Phoenix and Dallas to see how the nascent technology might improve delivery times and costs. A safety driver will sit behind the wheel to intervene if necessary and an engineer will ride in the passenger seat. If successful, it would mark an achievement for the autonomous driving industry and a possible
Democrats Embrace Socialism:Are We
Headed Towards 'Atlas Shrugged'?
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Posted by Hazymac 5/21/2019 8:45:28 AM
There's a recurring theme in American science fiction where the country loses its way, endures some horrible but cleansing disaster, and then rediscovers the blessings of liberty. You'll find it in Robert Heinlein's "Future History" stories, where the Crazy Years -- a period of rapid technological advances, decaying social norms, and mass psychosis -- leads to the backlash of a religious dictatorship. The Prophets regime is eventually toppled by a liberty-loving group dedicated to individual rights. The theme is even more pronounced in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, where a socialist regime puts the country into another Great Depression, only worse. The country's capitalists
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