USA & Other Regions
STATESIDE STORIES: The G7 Supports Ukraine »
At the G7 summit, the US President has made his support of Ukraine manifest; confirmed the US will begin training Ukraine pilots on the F-16 jets which could prove a major factor in gaining air supremacy over Russia; has pledged a further $375 million dollars in military aid. He has called on Putin to stop the conflict which has cost some 200,000 casualties on the Russian side alone.
Stateside Stories: Biden Proposes Compensation Plan for Airline Passengers »
U.S. President Biden: “I know how frustrated many of you are with the service you get from US airlines, especially after you, the American taxpayer, stepped up in 2020…to provide nearly 50 billion in assistance to keep the airline industry and its employees afloat. You deserve to be fully compensated.”
STATESIDE STORIES: Artificial Intelligence, A New Kind Of Threat? »
"In an open letter, signed by the tech giant Elon Musk and over a thousand others with knowledge, power, and influence in the tech space, he called for a halt to all giant AI experiments for six months. Musk said that anything more powerful than OpenAI’s GPT-4 is deemed too risky for society."
A SECOND OPINION: April Showers Bring May Flowers »
A personal perspective: Joe Biden's famous gaffes. Torrential downpours. Late bloomers blooming soon. Trump: adjudicated but still running for President. Transgenders. U.S. Southern border open to migrants and drug traffickers. Urban crimes rampant.
SEVE & JON,THE POWER OF AN OLD INSPIRATION OVER THE NEW SPANISH GOLFING HERO »
Rahmbo paying tribute to Seve Ballesteros on the former's win at Masters: "Spaniards like winning on Easter Sunday and Seve's birthday!"
STATESIDE STORIES: News Updates »
U.S. President Biden approval rating -- Bank failures -- Biden-Trudeau bilateral meeting -- Putin-Xi Jinping meeting in Moscow -- China threat -- Trump indictment and new presidential bid
TIKTOK NIXED IN EUROPE AND THE U.S. ON THE GROUNDS OF ESPIONAGE »
The EU, the U.S. and other countries are banning TikTok from devices they have supplied their staffers. The reason: cybersecurity. TikTok user data are believed to be shared with Beijing. TikTok employees are cited as saying that "everything is seen in China."
FROM FLAMBOYANT TO FLAMBÉ: A Trip to the MAD Museum, Beyond and Below »
"The costumes in the Machine Dazzle Exhibition reflect Matthew Flower's eclectic careers, and then some. Should I mention it's over the top? Joyfully excessive says it better. If Coco Chanel advised clients to take one thing off before leaving, Machine Dazzle would advise putting on the kitchen sink before leaving."
STATESIDE STORIES: Republican Kevin McCarthy New Speaker of the House »
After 15 rounds of voting Republican Kevin McCarthy becomes the new Speaker of the House in the longest speaker contest in 164 years
A SECOND OPINION: A Year to Ponder »
Three Kings • Energy Independence • Migrants • Bail Reform • Green Agenda • Ukraine • China • US Presidential Election • Blizzard