Monday, February 18, 2019


News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Week’s Headlines (9 out of 11 ... missed Grammys and Rappler)

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Deepfake videos: Inside the Pentagon’s race against disinformation

Revolutionary AI fake text generator is 'too dangerous' to release: Project backed by Elon Musk won't publish its research for fear of potential misuse

In Germany, a Cold War Deal to Host U.S. Nuclear Weapons Is Now in Question
See the Wall Street Journal article, below.

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Declaration raises fears of legal battles, constitutional crisis

Google is telling police where your phone was

Ginsburg back at Supreme Court

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Census Citizenship Question

Mueller recommends Manafort serve at least 19 years in prison

Trump gets a Republican primary challenger as former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld signals he's entering 2020 campaign and blasts president as 'too unstable' to be re-elected

Sherrod Brown Is Not an Idiot

Poll: Capitalism Trounces Socialism Among American Voters


"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (without permission)  full story at WSJ LINK

In Germany, a Cold War Deal to Host U.S. Nuclear Weapons Is Now in Question

Debate about U.S. nuclear weapons in Germany flares up for the first time since the 1980s

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Trump attend a commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day in Paris in November 2018.
Photo: benoit tessier/Reuters
Feb. 12, 2019 8:00 a.m. ET
BERLIN—German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling partners are reconsidering their support for a decadesold arrangement that puts Germany under the U.S. nuclear shield, a development that could further undermine the country’s already-tense relationship with the Trump administration.
The center-left Social Democrats, or SPD, have appointed a commission to re-evaluate their positions on strategic, foreign and security policy, including the merits of “nuclear sharing,” a Cold War-era agreement under which German warplanes would be used to launch U.S. nuclear weapons in case of a Russian attack on Europe, a senior party official said.
The deliberations came partly as a result of President Trump’s withdrawal from a treaty with Russia that regulates the presence of nuclear missiles in Europe, according to SPD officials. The U.S. plans to withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty after accusing Russia of violating it for years.

see wsj

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