WEDNESDAY 5-2-18

1.      Game 1 of the Cavs-Raptors series is in the books.  Do the Cavs have whatever it takes?

 

2.      North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wants to Meet Trump at the demilitarized zone along the North Korea-South Korea border. Sites such as Mongolia and Singapore have been floated as possible meeting sites, however there could be logistical and security concerns for Kim in both of those locations. But some in the Trump Administration reportedly feel as if the imagery of Trump going to into Kim's territory would be sending the wrong message.  Would it?  Where should they meet?

 

3.  A nationwide survey by insurance giant Cigna says more than 50% of Americans feel lonely and left out.  The survey adds that younger people; Generation Z and Millennials are lonelier than people who are older. The Greatest Generation, people ages 72 and above, reported being the least lonely.  Does this surprise you?

 

4.      Migrants marched from Central America to the United States-Mexico border in Tijuana seeking asylum.  The migrants say they want a better life for themselves and their children but President Trump has instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let them in the country.  Do you think the caravan is being used as a political pawn?

 

5.      A new survey of two-thousand Americans found that 16% would have sex with a robot frequently if they could and the survey says they would be willing to pay nearly than $1,700 for a sex robot.  How soon do you think it will be until we have artificial intelligent sex robots? Do you foresee them becoming main stream?

 

6.      The “Fearless Girl” statue in New York City is getting a new home outside the New York Stock Exchange facing the building.  The art work was installed last year by a Boston based firm to encourage more companies to put women on their boards.  It is symbolic that she will be facing down the New York Stock Exchange?  Have you seen or heard about the “Fearless Girl”?

 

7.      It looks like the UK parliament could issue a formal summons forcing Mark Zuckerberg to speak to if he continues to refuse to do so willingly. They are hoping Zuckerberg will choose to come to London and speak to them, but he keeps refusing.  Damian Collins, who chairs the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, noted in a letter to Facebook that they had failed to answer nearly 40 questions. Can you see a day when the Facebook empire could crumble?

 

8.      In China, some companies are monitoring the brain waves of their employees for sudden changes in their emotional state by having  them wearing helmets and hats with sensors. The government-backed surveillance is being installed in the safety helmets and uniform hats of those in the military, factory workers, and even train conductors. The data collected could help increase overall efficiency by reducing mental stress.  Could there be an application for this with Major League Baseball players?  Would it help a manager know when to pull a pitcher?

 

9.      The latest ABC News/Washington Post Poll shows a sharp rise in the number of Americans who say that creating new laws to try to prevent gun violence should take priority over protecting gun rights. 62-percent of Americans now support banning assault weapons, up a dozen points just since mid-February. More, 72 percent, support raising the legal age to buy long guns to 21. And 85 percent back so-called red flag laws allowing the police to confiscate weapons from people deemed by a judge to be a danger to themselves or others. Do you think the numbers are on accurate reflection of how people feel?

 

10.   Forrest Fenn, the 87-year-old art dealer who claims to have hidden chest filled with gold nuggets and precious gems, says it may be 1,000 years from now before treasure hunters find the fortune.   Fenn said in 2010 that he hid the chest somewhere in the Rocky Mountains which is a 3,000 mile range. He said that as many as 350,000 people have searched 

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