USAF General: Our adversaries may build a ‘Terminator’

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Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2016 at 2:30pm

The capability could be developed in 10 years

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USAF General: Our adversaries may build a ‘Terminator’

Posted by - 8/28/2016 at 2:30pm

The Terminator is an iconic film that helped propel former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to stardom.

The movie is also a basis for discussion about the future of military weaponry, as Air Force General Paul Selva, vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, uses the film as reference in describing autonomous weaponry systems that could be developed in the next decade.

The nation’s second-highest ranking military officer believes that our adversaries may try to build completely autonomous “Terminator”-like systems that can conduct lethal operations on the battlefield.

“I don’t think it’s impossible that somebody will try to build a completely autonomous system, and I’m not talking about something like a cruise missile … or a mine that requires a human to target it and release it and it goes and finds its target,” Selva told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. when asked about such capabilities. “I’m talking about a wholly robotic system that decides whether or not, at the point of decision, it’s going to do lethal ops.”

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Report: 400 Floridians may be infected with Zika by mid-September

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Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2016 at 12:41pm

FDA now recommends Zika screening for all U.S. blood donations

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Report: 400 Floridians may be infected with Zika by mid-September

Posted by - 8/28/2016 at 12:41pm

In the last Zika update I filed for Legal Insurrection, I noted 4 Floridians were determined to have been infected with Zika locally (most probably by mosquito bites).

Now it anticipated that there will be up to 400 non-travel Zika cases in Florida by mid-September.

Locally transmitted Zika cases in Florida could reach 400 by summer’s end, projections released Tuesday by a team of American biostatisticians suggests. Researchers project the virus will also spread to other Southern states, including Texas, South Carolina and Oklahoma.

“It wasn’t clear at first whether mosquito densities were high enough to sustain an outbreak in the U.S.,” Dr. Ira Longini, a biostatistics professor at the University of Florida and a senior researcher at UF’s Emerging Pathogen Institute, said in a news release.

That all changed when Zika began being transmitted in Miami, where officials had reported 37 non-travel-related Zika cases as of Monday. On Tuesday, that number rose to 41, consisting of four new cases in South Florida and one in the Tampa, Florida, area.

The rate of spread of Zika through the Sunshine State could be increased by storms projected to hit its shores through hurricane season.

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Harvard Psychiatrist: 50% of College Students Have Mental Disorder

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Harvard Psychiatrist: 50% of College Students Have Mental Disorder

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That would explain quite a few things.
 

 
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Mangled Media Week at Legal Insurrection

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Mangled Media Week at Legal Insurrection

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All the news you may have missed.
 
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“There Will Be Hell Toupée”

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“There Will Be Hell Toupée”

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Pro- or Anti-Trump Bumper Sticker?
 
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So @MarcLamontHill, should we boycott breakthrough Tel Aviv U melanoma research?

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So @MarcLamontHill, should we boycott breakthrough Tel Aviv U melanoma research?

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8/27/2016 at 9:15pm
To cancer patients, the academic boycott of Israel is no joke. It's deadly serious.
 
 
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Update: Remember Florida rocker charged for playing national anthem on July 4?

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Update: Remember Florida rocker charged for playing national anthem on July 4?

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8/27/2016 at 7:30pm
One year ago charges were dropped against Lane Pittman and we have an update on how he's doing.
 
 
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CBO Projects National Debt Will Reach $28.2 Trillion Over 10 Years

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CBO Projects National Debt Will Reach $28.2 Trillion Over 10 Years

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8/27/2016 at 6:00pm
ObamaCare and the tax code disincentivize work
 
 
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CA Assembly Doubles Down on Global Warming Solutions Act

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CA Assembly Doubles Down on Global Warming Solutions Act

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We'll see those 1990 levels in 2020 and beat them by 40% in 2030!
 
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Joy Reid shuts down conservative Latino who brings up Margaret Sanger’s eugenics

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Joy Reid shuts down conservative Latino who brings up Margaret Sanger’s eugenics

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"Calling Planned Parenthood a eugenicist organization ... is incredibly offensive"
 
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Report: UK PM To Trigger #Brexit Without Parliamentary Vote

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Report: UK PM To Trigger #Brexit Without Parliamentary Vote

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Prime Minister May: “Brexit means Brexit”
 
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Nigel Farage: Nothing Will Change if Hillary Wins

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Nigel Farage: Nothing Will Change if Hillary Wins

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"She represents the big corporate media club"
 
 
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Conservative Survival Week at College Insurrection

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Conservative Survival Week at College Insurrection

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Your weekly report from the world of higher education.
 
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Obama creates world’s largest marine reserve – good for fish, not so good for fishermen

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Obama creates world’s largest marine reserve – good for fish, not so good for fishermen

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Four times the size of California, off the coast of Hawaii.
 
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Obamacare as gateway drug to single-payer is working just fine

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Obamacare as gateway drug to single-payer is working just fine

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8/26/2016 at 7:30pm
Leaving no alternative to government healthcare failure but to seek more government.
 
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Hillary Accuses Trump of Racism in New Ad

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Hillary Accuses Trump of Racism in New Ad

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8/26/2016 at 6:01pm
Is she wrong?
 
Dale Geddes Tarawa Returned Home

Marine Pvt. Dale Geddes, another hero of Bloody Tarawa, comes home

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Marine Pvt. Dale Geddes, another hero of Bloody Tarawa, comes home

Dale Geddes Tarawa Returned Home
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8/26/2016 at 4:00pm
Killed 72 years ago, buried recently in Grand Island, Nebraska.