Cyber Attack Feared As Multiple Cities Hit With Simultaneous Power Grid Failures

It is for this reason that we have long encouraged Americans to prepare for this potentially devastating scenario by considering emergency food reserves, clean water reserves and even home defense strategies in the event of a widespread outage. The majority of Americans have about 3 days worth of food in their pantry. Imagine for a moment what Day 4 might look like in any major city that goes dark.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-21/total-chaos-cyber-attack-feared-multiple-cities-hit-simultaneous-power-grid-failures

Alabama Senate Votes to Abolish Concealed Carry Permit Requirement

Twelves states currently require no permit for exercising the Second Amendment right to bear arms: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, and West Virginia. Permitless carry is also the law of the land in 99.4 percent of Arkansas and Montana.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/19/alabama-senate-votes-to-abolish-concealed-carry-permit-requirement/

Elon Musk’s Neuralink And Your Brain’s Magical Future 

But before I can bring you in the time machine to show you what I found, we need to get in our zoom machine—because as I learned the hard way, Elon’s wizard hat plans cannot be properly understood until your head’s in the right place.

So wipe your brain clean of what it thinks it knows about itself and its future, put on soft clothes, and let’s jump into the vortex.”

http://waitbutwhy.com/2017/04/neuralink.html

Elon Shrugged 

“Musk’s SpaceX, which competes with the Boeing- and Lockheed Martin-backed United Launch Alliance, was also targeted this year. The website “Who Is Elon Musk?” produced a stream of stories critical of SpaceX and Musk, just as the former was being considered for government contracts. Bloomberg could not locate the organization behind the site, The Center for Business and Responsible Government, and a United Launch Alliance spokesperson declined to comment.”
http://wp.me/p2G6tR-3xFL

Elon Musk Lays Out Plans to Meld Brains and Computers

“There are a bunch of concepts in your head that then your brain has to try to compress into this incredibly low data rate called speech or typing,” Mr. Musk told Mr. Urban in his 36,000-word blog post, which at times reads like a neuroscience textbook. “That’s what language is, your brain has executed a compression algorithm on thought, on concept transfer.

“If you have two brain interfaces, you could actually do an uncompressed direct conceptual communication with another person,” Mr. Musk said. He explained how it would be easier if people could beam a picture into the heads of others instead of trying to describe it with word

via Elon Musk Lays Out Plans to Meld Brains and Computers – WSJ

Federal Charges for 7 Pot Activists Who Offered 4/20 Joints to Congressional Staff

A ballot initiative approved by District of Columbia voters in 2014 allows adults 21 and older to possess 2 ounces of pot and to give it away. Although local law generally is respected, marijuana possession for almost any reason remains a federal crime.

via Federal Charges for 7 Pot Activists Who Offered 4/20 Joints to Congressional Staff | US News

Markets Ponder $13 Trillion Gorilla in the Room

A wild card is the potential overhaul of the Fed board that’s open to President Donald Trump. With Janet Yellen’s term as chair due in February, and three board-member nominations pending, the Trump administration has the scope to affect the balance-sheet strategy.

via Markets Start to Ponder the $13 Trillion Gorilla in the Room – Bloomberg

Bose headphones spy on listeners – lawsuit

After paying $350 for his QuietComfort 35 headphones, Zak said he took Bose’s suggestion to “get the most out of your headphones” by downloading its app, and providing his name, email address and headphone serial number in the process.But the Illinois resident said he was surprised to learn that Bose sent “all available media information” from his smartphone to third parties such as Segment.io, whose website promises to collect customer data and “send it anywhere.”Audio choices offer “an incredible amount of insight” into customers’ personalities, behavior, politics and religious views, citing as an example that a person who listens to Muslim prayers might “very likely” be a Muslim, the complaint said.

via Bose headphones spy on listeners – lawsuit

White House Posts ‘Hire American’ Executive Order

“To create higher wages and employment rates for workers in the United States, and to protect their economic interests, it shall be the policy of the executive branch to rigorously enforce and administer the laws governing entry into the United States of workers from abroad, including section 212(a)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(5)),” says the “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/18/trump-signs-hire-american-order/

Post 9/11… what the hell happened?