Sci-fi Journal - Jun'17

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Sci-Fi Journal for June 2017 shot live on Free Comic Book Day with hosts James Hinsey, Jay Kingston, Marc Morisseau, and Calvin Watts III. Jay does Popcorn Previews with trailers for "Wonder Woman", "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie", "Despicable Me 3", and "Thor: Ragnarok". James interviews Randy at Wild Time Comics in Attleboro, MA on our first stop for Free Comic Book Day. Calvin and Marc do Game Over and Toob News together with news on the Pinball Wizard Arcade, video games, and all of our favorite and new television shows.

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6/15/17 #1350

Lynch v. California Coastal Commission on expiration of seawall permits after 20 years.

AB1129 in CA Assembly would prevent seawall construction to protect any structure built after 1977.

SB 1263 in CA Senate would ban developments that rely on use of hauled water.

Banning Ranch v. Newport Beach, the CA Coastal Commission is further delaying a permitting process for residential development that has already been delayed for eight years.

Goldman Sachs buys Venezuelan bonds in the secondary market.

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6/1/17 #1349

Worries about robotization of work destroying jobs; return of the Luddites?

As biotech and artificial intelligence merge are we transforming humans into immortal God-like beings? Luval Harari, author of "A Brief History of Tomorrow" wonders.

In 1961 during the John F Kennedy administration, per capita federal taxes were $4,121 in 2016 dollars. And JFK, a Democrat, wanted to cut taxes. In 2016 federal per capita taxes were $10,114 a 145% increase. Are we getting 145% more for our money?