We grew up in a modest home in a middle of the road town in middle America. It wasn’t much, but my dad made it seem grand. We didn’t have a lot of discretionary money growing up since he was the sole provider as a salesman. SCHMITZ: Yeah. You know, the message from Beijing was that China would retaliate with what it called quantitative and qualitative measures. Products.
10) Global Positioning Systems or GPS. 11) The touchscreen. 12) Siri, the voice activated artificial intelligence agent.. I buy most of the reps you ladies share for my wife (a bunch unfortunately lol). Mostly bags, backpacks, wallets, purse, and sunglasses. Any way, I am looking for something for myself now.
HERSHER: Up and down the road between the McDonald’s and the town center, there are still ambulances and fire trucks screaming away. Although, they can’t go very quickly. The asphalt is all bumpy where the water got under it. They spread rapidly across the state since 2005, when the state legislature passed a law to fund and encourage the distribution of smart meters. Now they in 97 percent of Texas homes in the deregulated electricity market, according to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. (In the non competitive areas of the Texas market, Austin has smart meters installed throughout its area, while San Antonio is slowly expanding smart meters in the city.).
SYDELL: Well, it does fit in, because one of the ways that Google sells you ads is it knows what you’re searching for, and so it can give you ads that are targeted to you. So now, for example, maybe you go you buy a book on traveling to Italy, and then when you go to search, you discover you’re getting ads for Italy. Or maybe you’re searching for something about Italy, and when you go to the book site, you discover, oh, books about Italy..
It begins with decades’ worth of ties between an overstretched Manhattan real estate developer and questionable Russian investors. It begins with the smoldering suspicions through which a Russian president has always viewed the United States. It begins with frustrating cycles of engagement and animosity between Washington and Moscow, chronicled in Michael McFaul’s “From Cold War to Hot Peace.” It begins with the erasure of historical memory and self understanding in the Soviet Union, which gave us the nostalgic and paranoid Russia of Masha Gessen’s “The Future Is History.” And it begins with the susceptibility of America’s people and politics to distraction and manipulation, which, as Timothy Snyder argues in “The Road to Unfreedom,” have pushed this country to indulge its own worst instincts..