Alexa Got Out of Control. Mercifully, She was Reigned In.

The genius who thought up those yellow squares to protest too many school busses and therefore too many Jewish children in Outremont is putting Montreal on the map. The story made the Drudge Report.

What garnered attention are her replies when told what those yellow squares represent: “I’m sorry, I’m an Acadian, we also have a not easy past…“[The Jews] always bring up their painful past.

Her best quote however, was the following: “We’ll march down the street wearing them, banging pots and pans if we have to,”she said. “We are living an injustice. We are being persecuted by them.” Them being children on school buses.

To her credit, Montreal’s mayor Plante said that it was “unacceptable to launch a political action against children.

Are we the only one who thinks international women’s day has been hijacked by left, liberal, save-the-world women? The tone Sophie Trudeau used in an interview today spoke volumes. Aggressiveness coupled with being a giggling air-head doesn’t fly. In and of itself, this day has some merit. They ruined it.

The National Rifle Association has come under an increasingly large number of powerful distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. What this does is shut down their website for many hours.

The biggest denial of service took place on February 28. The NRA is not commenting at all on this. They are smart enough to know when to keep a low profile.

Blanche, if you have been following the NAFTA talks, you may have heard Trump keep mentioning the American farmers. So here’s why:

Canada’s dairy sector, which includes C$6 billion in annual farmer milk sales, is protected by high tariffs on imports and controls on domestic production as a means of supporting prices. It includes about 11,000 farmers who are concentrated in the vote-rich provinces of Quebec and Ontario and who have outsized political influence. Successive Canadian governments have made clear over decades they will not touch the system and the Liberals have consistently ruled out changes.

Which is why there is basically one kosher cheese on Canadian shelves. While there is a clause in the legislation regarding said cheese, the main culprit is the dairy board who is protecting their cushy money. And who wouldn’t?

It appears that Trump may put an end to blocking American imported cheese. We are guessing that Trudeau will not want to end NAFTA over the dairy farmers. Then again he might because he wants to get elected again and he knows, pardon the pun, which side his bread is buttered on.

If you have one of those Amazon Alexa digital assistants in your house, you will be relieved by this piece. Blanche, you know, where you say Alexa what’s the weather and it answers. Or Alexa play music and poof, your house if filled with music.

It seems that Alexa didn’t only respond when spoken to. She actually laughed at weird times, causing their users to be totally freaked out

In a statement, Amazon said: “In rare circumstances, Alexa can mistakenly hear the phrase ‘Alexa, laugh.’

“We are changing that phrase to be ‘Alexa, can you laugh?’ which is less likely to have false positives, and we are disabling the short utterance ‘Alexa, laugh.’

We are waiting to hear that when Alexa is activated, it is recording all your conversations and everything else that goes on in your house. It will come and then what will Amazon do? Why apologize and tell their users that it won’t happen again and we won’t use your information. Where have we heard this before?

Good Shabbos We’ll talk…

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