There's an old slang term that used to be popular years ago called the "dead text". According to Urban Dictionary, the official definition of a dead text is: a text received way too long after the time it was sent. For example, if I sent you a text at 7am on Monday saying that Bears won on Sunday Night Football, and you received it on 3pm on THURSDAY, you would be a be like "DUH." and would not bother to respond. I applied the same rules when I ran across an article about some Japanese scientists at Kyoto University who managed to create a human egg from the DNA of human blood. I had a good yawn on this one because whoever this scientist is, he or she has obviously been living on the Moon for the past 30 years because human cloning is so "last generation."
Meanwhile, during the latest episode of WWIII: UNTELEVISED, the Russians and the Israelis are beefing over the downing of the Russian's spy plane over Syrian skies last Monday. The official line is that Syrian forces mistakenly shot down the II-20, thinking it was an Israeli plane. Vladimir Putin, and the Russian government are obviously thinking otherwise. It's a very unusually sticky situation because the Russians, who are backing Syria and the Iranian forces who are battling Israeli forces within Syria, have to tread lightly because if the carnage gets out of control (which it probably is), then U.S. would have to step in and aid Israel. The carpet-bombing of Iran and Syria would begin and you know the Russians would retaliate immediately once their naval base in Syria gets obliterated. However, the PTBs are pulling the right strings on this situation. They want an all-out bloody global conflict between the U.S. and Russia, but they don't want to stoke the flames of war just yet. They want to maximize their revenue from all the proxy wars and weigh their options before they escalate the situation in Syria.
Even though the Chinese are excelling on the global chessboard, they may be creating a problem that may bite them and the rest of the world in the ass further down the road. One of their manufacturing and shipping companies JD.com has gone fully automated. According to a recent article, only four technicians monitor the manufacturing plant that is full of robots that build, pack, and distribute products across China. The Chinese government is notorious for utilizing sweatshops (a.k.a. glorified slave labor) to maintain their economic edge. It's the same playbook that was used in Great Britain's heyday and in the U.S. but I'm not going to beat that dead horse today. But anyhow, the Chinese has to be extremely careful because if they allow robots to dominate the workplaces of former human workers, it's only a matter of time before the manufacturers of these robots gets a bright idea and gives them a heightened level of artificial intelligence. Once this happens, it will be a real-life Skynet situation in China where the people will be fighting for their right to exist. The Chinese are so busy trying to establish their dominance abroad that they're neglecting the social decay/potential demise in their homeland. Can you say "The Fall of the Roman Empire?" Stay safe and vigilant out there!