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Data Analytica at TED Talks 2016

On September 19, 2016, Alexander Nix strode onstage at the Concordia Annual Summit in Manhattan, a highbrow TED-meets-Davos confab.

He was a featured speaker alongside Madeleine Albright, Warren Buffett, David Petraeus, and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

Wired magazine had recently named him one of its “25 Geniuses Who Are Creating the Future of Business.”

Nix:

Clearly the Cruz campaign is over now, but what I can tell you is that of the two candidates left in this election, one of them is using these technologies, and it’s going to be very interesting to see how they impact the next seven weeks.


Caught between the British rock and the Russian hard place, now, aren't we.

Sung at March For Our Lives -- Vic Mensa, "We Could Be Free"



We could be free
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
One thing I believe, I could learn
To see my enemy as my brother
Then we could be free, truly
And love could wash away all the sorrows
I'm not afraid to bleed, if it means
We'll make a better today, not tomorrow


One day I dream of telling my momma
"You ain't gotta work no more"
Same for my father, born in Ghana
Down on that dirt road floor
As far as he came I can't complain
But pain is so subjective
Spend so much time countin' issues
I forget to count my blessings

Watch my cousins back at home
Getting water out a well
While I watched my brother stacking stone
Whippin' water by the scale
Tryna' get a mill' on the other side
They ain't got a meal, we don't recognize we in heaven
So we think we live in hell
It's been getting kinda hard to tell, but

Sometimes I wake up and I look up in the sky
Asking why I'm alive when the realest niggas die
But my pride won't let me give up Lord, as hard as I try
In those times I try to remember

That we could be free
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
One thing I believe, if I could learn
To see my enemy as my brother
Then we could be free, truly
And love could wash away all the sorrows
I'm not afraid to bleed, if it means
We'll make a better today, not tomorrow

Love (yeah) love (yeah)
Love, we'll make a better day, not tomorrow

I don't want to wait for the afterlife
I don't want a vigil by candlelight
I don't want to be the new sacrifice
I don't want to turn into a poltergeist

Be a ghost at night full of broken dreams
Momma cryin' at an open casket
Cold as ice in a suit, three-piece
All dressed up for Sunday masses

Pastors said put faith in God
But faith alone can't make things right
Fuck is you to patronize somebody's son who daddy died?
Why they flood Baton Rouge?
Why the city singing Alton's blues?
Why, why, why, why?
I feel like Jadakiss every time I watch the news
What the fuck I got to lose?
So I'm down to bleed if it means things improve

You fools, saying "all lives matter"
But it's black lives you refuse include
Blocked from the polls, locked in the hood
Trying to stop you from voting and stop you from growing
And cops keep blowing and blowing
Keep black people rocking the cotton they don't want you to own but

Sometimes I wake up and I look up in the sky
Asking why I survived all the days that I could have died
Who am I in my place to contemplate suicide?
In those times I try to remember

That we could be free, truly
If we'd only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
One thing I believe, I could learn
To see my enemy as my brother
Then we could be free, you and me
And love could wash away all the sorrows
I'm not afraid to bleed
If it makes a better day than tomorrow
Cause only…

Love (tells somebody)
Love (to make my enemy my brother)
Love (whoa whoa whoa whoa)
Make a better today, not tomorrow

Whoa, yeah
Whoa, yeah
Oh oh oh, yeah

From SPLC: How U.S. Tech Companies Support Hate

While Facebook has been a playground for international hostile entities, domestic hate groups have also been allowed to spread their hate with the help of other U.S. tech industries.

When it comes to building a better future through technology, we need to note how U.S. tech companies are showing themselves to be as much a part of the problem as they are the solution.

You can also find this SPLC report and its eye opening charts on Facebook.

https://www.splcenter.org/hate-and-tech



Democrats, Meet Andrew Yang

We need a bigger bench, fellow Democrats. We need to fire up American imagination.

Andrew Yang has given plenty of Ted Talks, if anyone wants to see how a Millennial looks at this country's future.

We need to look to a future that ends our familiar suffering.

My son, who runs his own IT business with an employee payroll in New Mexico, would appreciate this guy's ideas and leadership.

Andrew Yang Is Running For President In The Democratic Party

Pretty cool. I'm attracted to him. He knows how to assemble an administration as smart as that of cyber-savvy countries like China and Russia.

I can't help but think that we need a government full of people smarter than us, not richer.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/18/andrew-yang-is-running-for-president-to-save-america-from-the-robots/

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