Our old friends at Wells Fargo are involved in yet another banking scandal. And this one is really bad. But before I get into the details of this particularly atrocious mishap, here’s a quick recap of Wells’ “greatest hits.”
Are you tired of all that wasted time sitting behind the wheel of your car in bumper-to-bumper traffic? Do you long to spend those hours reading the next chapter of that book on your night-stand? Or maybe you have some extra studying to do for Friday’s exam.
Tired of getting lost on your way to an unfamiliar destination. Have you had it up to here with the wife nagging you to pulling over to ask for directions, because you both know you’re lost, but you won’t admit it?
Let’s face it folks: Driving your car from point A to point B, whether you’re stuck in traffic or rolling along empty highways and byways, is such a chore. Isn’t it? Wouldn’t your day-to-day routine be so much more bearable, enjoyable even, if someone else did the driving and navigating for you? Someone else to maneuver through traffic,while you sit back and relax for a change. Imagine never taking the wrong exit ever again. Never being late to another appointment or important meeting. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?
If you’re saying to yourself, of course that would be great. But I don’t have a private chauffeur. So what’s the use of imagining?
Well, because the technicians and engineers at Alphabet Inc have been imagining, and turning that imagining into reality, I’m thrilled to present your very own all-in-one chauffeur and vehicle. Waymo! Yes! Waymo is a completely driver-less vehicle.
Our sensors and software scan constantly for objects around the vehicle—pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles, road work, obstructions—and continuously read traffic controls, from traffic light color and railroad crossing gates to temporary stop signs. Our vehicles can see up to three football fields away in every direction. And whether Alphabet’s engineers admit it or not, every move you make and every word you speak, while you’re enjoying your stress-free Waymo trip, will be recorded, unbeknownst to you.
So use that handy dandy Waymo app to book your first truly driver-less trip. Whether it’s to your local grocer, or to the other side of town. Waymo guarantees to give you the ride of your life. Bring the entire family. Hop on in. As soon as Waymo senses everyone is safely inside, those doors lock automatically. Yes, that’s right! No more worrying about the kids in the back-seat unlocking the doors to jump out for a quick get away.
And with another forward reaching technology from Google/Alphabet, soon to be integrated into each and every Waymo. Yes folks, I’m talking about that all-new social credit score technology, Dragonfly, that Beijing already enjoys. Waymo will in the very near future, be intelligent enough to determine, by accessing your social credit score, whether to drive you and your family directly to the nearest Fema installation, if someone in your group hasn’t been playing nicely in Alphabet’s dystopian universe and has unfortunately received an unacceptable social credit score and needs a little re-education, or whether to actually drive you and your loved ones to grandma’s for Sunday afternoon supper.
Thank you, Eric Schmidt, for bringing the human race, one step closer to total locked-down, controlled serfdom. Bless you, sir.
Fired FBI Director James Comey arrived on Capitol Hill Friday for a closed-door, transcribed interview with House Republicans.
GOP lawmakers recently discovered an email chain dated early October of 2016 involving James Comey which is the most comprehensive evidence to date, of FISA abuses. Lawmakers wanted to grill Comey about this classified document in today’s interview.
During an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition, National Security Advisor John Bolton revealed that he knew in advance that Canadian police were preparing to arrest Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng, meaning that Bolton knew that Meng was being taken into custody when he sat down alongside President Trump for Saturday’s dinner trade-talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The stock market plunged Tuesday and spiraled down further as trading opened this morning. The development that seems to have triggered this rebuke to President Trump’s boasts about the stock market was an unprecedented event: the arrest in Canada of the chief financial officer (and daughter of the founder) of Chinese electronics giant Huawei, on a warrant from the U.S. over alleged violations of the Iran embargo.
Mere hours after Chinese officials finally affirmed President Trump’s description of Saturday’s trade ‘truce’ – this after fears that the true nature of the agreement might have been “lost in translation” helped trigger the worst one-day market sell-off since October – the DOJ has gone ahead and kicked the hornet’s nest, seriously jeopardizing the prospects for a prolonged trade agreement between the world’s two biggest economies.