Connect with us

News

New Report Says Cracks Are Beginning To Form In Joe Biden’s South Carolina Stronghold

Published

on

One of the biggest strongholds that former Vice President has been able to count on for votes in the upcoming Democratic presidential primary is South Carolina, however, it seems that there might be some signs popping up that indicate not all is well with his support there.

Biden’s support in states like Iowa and New Hampshire has also slipped a bit, leaving him behind Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the polls, which means potentially losing South Carolina could be a serious blow to his campaign efforts.

Here are more details from The Washington Examiner:

An October Post and Courier-Change Research poll found Biden’s support among likely Democratic primary voters in the state slipped to 30% from 36% in August, while Warren’s increased from 17% in August to 19%, and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg increased from 5% to 9%. Biden’s 11-point lead over Warren in the poll is down from a 31-point lead in May.

Biden’s team has tempered expectations for winning the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, the first two nominating contests in the country, instead turning attention to South Carolina, the fourth state to vote, and to picking up delegates in Super Tuesday states.

The former vice president retains strength in South Carolina in part because of his support among black voters, which make up a majority of Democratic primary voters in the state. Biden led California Sen. Kamala Harris, who is of Jamaican and Indian descent, by 21 points in the Post and Courier October poll.

South Carolina resident and Department of Veteran’s Affairs employee Price Crosby, 38, gave her thoughts as to why Biden was losing support during an event for Elizabeth Warren.

“I think [Biden’s] a little bit too cautious, is a little bit too afraid to make the stand he is going to need to bring voters out,” Crosby said.

One of Biden’s campaign aides recently stated that the former vice president will be focusing on his efforts on picking up DNC delegates in Super Tuesday states instead of winning New Hampshire and Iowa.

However, Biden himself has said he has no plans to change up his style due to falling behind Warren.

“She doesn’t affect my strategy, period,” Biden said, speaking to the Associated Press on Saturday. “And I’m not being facetious. I think she’s a fine person, a good candidate, but I didn’t get involved in deciding to run because of polling or a particular strategy.”

News

Police Say Buffalo Supermarket Shooting was Racially Motivated

Local authorities described the crime as “pure evil”.

Published

on

On Saturday, a young gunman walked into a quiet grocery store in Buffalo, New York and opened fire.

The scene was described as chaotic and “armageddon-like”, as the killer stalked through the store expressionless, cold, and live-streaming the whole thing to the internet.  When the horror ended, ten were dead, several others injured, and the city of Buffalo was left scarred.

Now, in a deplorable revelation, police are disclosing that the crime was racially motivated.

An 18-year-old white gunman shot 10 people to death and wounded three on Saturday at a grocery store in a Black neighborhood of upstate New York, before surrendering after what authorities called an act of “racially motivated violent extremism.”

Authorities said the suspect, who was armed with an assault-style rifle and appeared to have acted alone, drove to Buffalo from his home several hours away to launch the afternoon attack that he broadcast in real time on social media platform Twitch, a live video service owned by Amazon.com.

Eleven of the 13 people struck by gunfire were Black, officials said. The two others were white. The racial breakdown of the dead was not made clear.

Hateful online content has been attributed to the killer.

A document circulating online that appeared to have been written by the killer sketched out a to-do list for the attack, including cleaning the gun and testing the livestream.

In addition, a 180-page manifesto outlining ‘The Great Replacement Theory’ – the idea that white people are being replaced by minorities in the United States and other countries – also circulated online, reportedly authored by Gendron.

The suspect has suggested that he chose this particular grocery store on account of the high minority demographics within the ZIP code, further corroborating his hateful basis.

On Saturday, a young gunman walked into a quiet grocery store in Buffalo, New York and opened fire. The scene was described as chaotic and “armageddon-like”, as the killer stalked through the store expressionless, cold, and live-streaming the whole thing to the internet.  When the horror ended, ten were dead, several others injured, and the city of Buffalo was left scarred. Now, in a deplorable revelation, police are disclosing that the crime was racially motivated. An 18-year-old white gunman shot 10 people to death and wounded three on Saturday at a grocery store in a Black neighborhood of upstate New York, before surrendering after what authorities called an act of “racially motivated violent extremism.” Authorities said the suspect, who was armed with an assault-style rifle and appeared to have acted alone, drove to Buffalo from his home several hours away to launch the afternoon attack that he broadcast in real time on social media platform Twitch, a live video service owned by Amazon.com. Eleven of the 13 people struck by gunfire were Black, officials said. The two others were white. The racial breakdown of the dead was not made clear. Hateful online content has been attributed to the killer. A document circulating online that appeared to have been written by the killer sketched out a to-do list for the attack, including cleaning the gun and testing the livestream. In addition, a 180-page manifesto outlining ‘The Great Replacement Theory’ – the idea that white people are being replaced by minorities in the United States and other countries – also circulated online, reportedly authored by Gendron. The suspect has suggested that he chose this particular grocery store on account of the high minority demographics within the ZIP code, further corroborating his hateful basis.

Continue Reading

News

Wearable Google Device Could Translate Language in Real Time

WHOA!

Published

on

While there are certainly plenty of reasons to worry about the never-ending march into the technological dystopia before us, we have to admit that some of what were seeing is still pretty darn cool.

For many of us, it’s as though we’re living in an episode of The Jetsons.  Self-driving cars, video phone calls, apps that can tell you what song you’re listening to in the blink of an eye.  These are all revolutionary pieces of technology that we have gained for ourselves in merely the last decade or so.

This week, however, Google may have just taken the cake on powerful consumer electronics, teasing a pair of glasses that can translate languages nearly in real-time.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday teased a pair of smart glasses capable of translating languages in real time.

Pichai showed a video demo of the glasses during Google’s I/O developer summit. While they’re still just a prototype, Google suggested the glasses can show live language translations to the person wearing them.

So, someone with the augmented reality glasses might be able to understand what another person is saying just by reading captions that are presented through the lenses while the other person speaks.

There was no indication as to whether or not the glasses would ever be available to the public, however.

 

While there are certainly plenty of reasons to worry about the never-ending march into the technological dystopia before us, we have to admit that some of what were seeing is still pretty darn cool. For many of us, it’s as though we’re living in an episode of The Jetsons.  Self-driving cars, video phone calls, apps that can tell you what song you’re listening to in the blink of an eye.  These are all revolutionary pieces of technology that we have gained for ourselves in merely the last decade or so. This week, however, Google may have just taken the cake on powerful consumer electronics, teasing a pair of glasses that can translate languages nearly in real-time. Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday teased a pair of smart glasses capable of translating languages in real time. Pichai showed a video demo of the glasses during Google’s I/O developer summit. While they’re still just a prototype, Google suggested the glasses can show live language translations to the person wearing them. So, someone with the augmented reality glasses might be able to understand what another person is saying just by reading captions that are presented through the lenses while the other person speaks. There was no indication as to whether or not the glasses would ever be available to the public, however.  

Continue Reading

Latest Articles

Best of the Week