Islamic Jihad Graffitti Appearing All Over America: TV News Media Blackout

This disturbing phenomenon [ Islamic Jihad graffitti on American buildings and other public spaces ] has been escalating for several years, yet you don’t hear a peep about it on local or national TV news broadcasts. Local officials scurry out to cover or otherwise remove the material, but I worry this will get to a point where the messages begin appearing faster than they can erase and eradicate them. These images are from all over the United States. Some are also from Great Britain. Please share this report.

Why Electing Hillary and Bill Clinton Will Help the Cause of One World Government, Advance Radical Islam and Assist the Bilderberg Group’s Global Crime Cabal

I’ve observed Hillary Clinton’s public career for more than 30 years. I was in my late twenties when her “political star” was rising in Arkansas. I was in my mid thirties when she and Bill finally made it to the White House as their legacy of hidden crimes, still wreaking,  was transported from Arkansas to Washington DC.  The feature length film embedded in this essay was banned by Hillary from appearing in American movie theatres. You deserve to see it and know why. I would suggest readers download the video, as the film will most likely be yanked off of YouTube within weeks of my having penned this essay. If you want to know the truth about the Clintons, this is where you begin. Download the video to your HD for posterity. It won’t be around online for long.

Lucky for me, I’m NOT one of the minions of bedazzled young 20 and 30-something feminists who believe that Hillary Clinton can do no wrong, who are so enamored of her en masse as a female presidential candidate, that for all practical purposes, these throngs are literally BLIND to their trail of deceit, duplicity, lies, mysterious deaths, bribery, pay-offs, coverups and more which lie about as detritus along the trail the Clintons have clawed in their 35 year rise to power in American politics.

Hillary Clinton has made much of her present uber-feminist status as one of the first women in America to ever get this far running for the highest office in the land. I find it repugnant that she has taken so many millions of dollars from the Sauds, well known for their genetically entrenched abuse of their own women, which rivals and surpasses what Hitler did to the Jews during World War Two. Never has a group of women been so mistreated, butchered, oppressed and brutalized more than the women who have had the extreme misfortune to be born into Islamic countries. There is absolutely NO justification for Hillary Clinton’s accepting of large sums of money from these barbaric nations. None. She’s not a feminist. She’s a blatant opportunist, a manipulator of American young people who USES feminism to aggregate votes from naive young American women who are dazzled by Hillary’s celebrity status, while woefully uneducated about the facts. Hillary is using blood money from these Saudi princes who brutalize their own women in private and in public, those who bare their children. No feminist I have ever known would dare to be affiliated with such barbarity and abject cruelty. But Hillary has no problem with it.

Younger voters deserve to know the truth about the #Clintons. They also deserve to know WHY the #MSM [ mainstream media] won’t broadcast the facts you are about to learn. Our media in America is now 95% owned by Illuminati-connected elites, corporate interests who annually attend the Bilderberg Meeting. These heads of media, publishing, news broadcasting, radio, and the press have been hand selected for many decades by founding Luciferian Bilderberg members to foster, advance and publish news which leans in the direction that the Bilderberg Group desires.

Stop and think about the convenient marriage of two evils which is brewing between secret society Luciferians of the globalist Bilderberg Cabal – and their convenient partners in crime: the radical Imams, Wahabbi Saudi princes, ISIS, Hezbollah and other Islamic Jihad groups who are literally willing to murder every living soul on earth who will not convert to Islam. Do you see the bigger picture which is emerging? Do you now understand how high the stakes are in this presidential election?

Did you notice the word Luciferian in that sentence? That was not a typo. The bond which unites the members and family dynasties who form the core of the Bilderberg Group is their shared belief that Lucifer is the true God of our realm, and that he and he alone should be worshipped. Their despise of Christians is open and well documented. They share this despise of western Christendom in tandem with global Jihadic Islam, whose goal is a worldwide religious caliphate, whose Q’uran teaches that anyone who is NOT a Muslim must either be converted or killed. Most liberals have no idea whatsoever what is actually taught in the Q’uran, thus they tend to be accepting and very lenient toward “moderate” peaceful Muslims living in their midst.

Western societies are making a grave mistake to turn a blind eye to the actual teachings of the Q’uran. “Moderate” Muslims are those persons in Islamic societies who stand by watching while gay men are tossed off of rooftops to their deaths in Islamic countries, who watch the routine beheadings of their neighbors, without protest, who watch public whippings and other brutalities enacted toward their neighbors with no outcry. Why? They fear for their own lives should they speak out. That’s fascism. It has not one thing to do with ‘religion’. It is the misuse and perversion of the concept of religion in order to brutalize and utterly dominate a population of people, who have no civil rights, and no means of recourse for their individual or collective grievances under Sharia Law.

Saudi Arabia beheads, on average, about 400 of it’s own citizens per month. Saudi Arabia has also given Hillary and Bill Clinton and their “Clinton Foundation” over 150 million dollars in donations over recent decades. It personally makes my skin crawl, as a woman, as a lesbian, as an American, and as a Christian, that the woman who is the presumptive democratic nominee for president is not only fully endorsed by a Luciferian organization {The Bilderberg Group} but her presidential campaign is financed by Saudi Arabia, one of the most repressive, brutal, viciously violent misogynistic fascist governments on earth.

You’ll note I have discussed both the Bilderberg Group and Jihadic Islam. Both belief systems share a common objective: a globally governed borderless world, with prior national identities and governmental sovereignties all scrubbed away. The Bilderberg people want to go even further: they want to erase all gender identities until they are blurred beyond recognition, they desire a global socialist super-state governed by themselves, acting in secret through the UN and their annual meetings to replace all former national sovereignties with a superseding unified one world government [ new world order ] over the world population. They also want the world populace to be RFID micro-chipped with all their vital personal, genetic, financial and medical data encoded such that if anyone misbehaves their “chip is turned” off, ostracizing them from the internet, from their own bank accounts, from any ability to receive medical care, literally cast out of the world community as refuse.

This horrific concept of Luciferian /Islamic one world government is discussed at length in the Christian Book of Revelations. It makes it much easier for the casual observer to understand why “all things Islam” are being pushed so hard and promoted with such deft “political correctness” by the Obama White House, and why Obama is pushing as hard as he can for the election of Hillary Clinton as his successor. Both Hillary and Obama are handled by lifelong Muslims with connections to the infamous radical Jihadist club “the Muslim Brotherhood” – and both are bonified members of the Bilderberg Group. Step back for a moment and try to get a glimpse of the bigger picture here.

Strange Bedfellows Are Merging to Advance the Cause of One World Government

It benefits the Bilderberg people GREATLY to stand quietly by while Jihadic Islam wages war on the West, eroding and effacing every Christian institution into oblivion. The Jihadists are simply making it easier for the men and women of the Bilderberg cabal to do their work of collapsing western civilization from the inside-out, without ever firing a shot. The Jihadists do all the plotting, conniving, usurping, killing and effacing for the Bilderberg people, while they stand about sipping cocktails, looking at child porn and commenting on fashion.

I’m not being dramatic when I state that the soul of a free America is at stake here, that our Christian way of life, our personal civil liberties, our uniquely American constitutional form of government is at risk when we continue, decade after decade, to elect public officials who more and more openly advocate the dissolution of national borders, the submergence of national identity, and the acceptance of foreign forms of governance which have no place on American shores. We no more need Sharia Law being allowed in corners of America here and there, than we need Ebola injections. Both are equally deadly and toxic to the health of the nation.

An uber-left wing fascist socialist global super-state such as that desired by Bilderberg members flies in the face of every human right we hold dear in the American Constitution, thus they have been hell bent on destroying American national sovereignty for many decades. Hillary Clinton and her husband have been groomed by the members of this secret society for decades to hold public office and continue the Left’s slow march to the oblivion of our national sovereignty. Hillary and Bill are members of this “globalism at all costs” club and her election as president would bode ill for our country and our collective future as free Americans living in a constitutional republic. I really need for America’s young people to fully understand the gravity of what’s at stake in this election. I want you to watch this movie from start to finish and I want you to share it.

Tags: American politics 2016, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, ISIS, radical Islamic Jihad, global caliphate dream ISIS, misogyny Saudi Arabia, radical Islam, Luciferian clubs secret societies, Bilderberg global crime cabal, global left-wing fascism, socialism, RFID-chipped world populace, false feminism, Club of Rome, Council on Foreign Relations, Book of Revelations, western Christianity, Christendom, civil rights, American Constitution, Muslim Brotherhood in White House, Luciferian globalism

Sex, Lies, Videotape & The Ugly Oily Political Trail of Bill & Hillary Clinton

I’ve long believed that secretly, most likely, the #Clintons and #Obamas still despise one another, and for very good reasons. In late 2007 philanderer John Edwards’ hopes of a presidency were being dashed in full view of the public, as news broke of his ongoing affair and love child with new age videographer Rielle Hunter on the 2008 presidential campaign trail, while his wife of 20+ years was dying of terminal cancer. The way had suddenly been cleared for another democratic front-runner. Hillary Clinton was now seizing that moment as her own.  She was ready to make history as the first woman president in United States, and she had her years as First Lady in the 1990s and as New York senator behind her, a solid platform of experience.  All of the wretched rest of it she was quite sure had been pushed far enough under many many rugs that it would never surface again. [ That was a miscalculation. Some of us are older, wiser, and angrier than ever at the fraud which is being perpetrated from the center of American politics in DC, that place which is supposed to belong to the American people, that place which is now an utter den of thieves. ]

Out of the apparent blue shoots a meteoric Barack Obama, neophyte senator from Illinois, who had been in the Senate for so little time, he had no voting record to speak of for anyone to examine. What most of the American public didn’t know [ and mostly still don’t ] was that Obama had secretly been tapped by the hidden Illuminati elites behind the NYC public elites to replace the now discredited family man John Edwards as democratic front-runner in the 2008 election, moving Mrs. Clinton from “presumed nominee” in her own mind to the sideline seat on the campaign trail. Of course Mrs. Clinton would have none of it, and there ensued a bitter battle for the DNC nomination that placed Clintons and Obamas in square opposition. Media power mogul Oprah Winfrey helped tilt the deciding verdict when she endorsed Barack Obama for president on a campaign rally stage in South Carolina to roars of applause, after which he won the state in a decisive victory that began his straightaway climb to the DNC nomination. The black vote swung to Obama en masse. Hillary Clinton was sidelined, the rattlesnake coils of bitter enmity between the two families now solidly set.

So it strikes me as peculiar, eight years later, that 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, now older, more haggard, more bitter than ever, more defiant than she ever has been regarding her many past crimes, is building her entire presidential candidacy on the promise to the American public that she will continue to advance uberliberal policies set forth in the Obama administration. Why would Mrs. Clinton say or do such a thing? What possible mammoth ‘favor‘ do she and Bill owe the Obamas, some possible repayment for emotional blood money spent, that would cause them to make such a promise, in return for Obama’s help in getting the Clintons back into the White House again for the third time? It’s well known that Bill Clinton believes the Obama presidency to be a monumental failure. I tend to agree.

How do political families who hate each other with such fervor manage to cooperate to keep the White House under total Illuminati control from election to election? We news bloggers ponder such things. Were the Clintons and Obamas told by hidden higher-ups to ‘play nice or else‘ for the sake of public appearances as the 2016 election season approached? What happens when the blood feud spills over again and they forget they must play the game out in public? Just exactly how distasteful is it for Barack Obama to promote Hillary Clinton for president this year, lest she defeat swerving odds and arrive in the White House yet a third time, ready to utterly erase all evidence of Obama’s eight years there. I know this is what would delight Bill the most. Bill’s made it well known in the past how he loathed Barack Obama.

Only the very rare Donald Trumps and Ross Perots in our country ever dare to challenge the hidden elite’s ironclad oligarchy. Both men are brilliant albeit quirky self made billionaires who can run expensive political campaigns fully self-funded for the most part. Both men made it a point of pride that they were not bought and paid for by hidden special interests and NWO puppeteers. Perot threw in the towel early on in his own populist campaign to win the presidency in 1992 and to tackle the national debt. His family, specifically his daughter’s life was threatened. Trump has prevailed thus far in the 2016 primaries, but every evening’s news broadcast brings a fresh assault on the man’s intellect, ability, his achievements, fundamental character and his capability to do the job of president. Each newscast carefully omits the fact that Donald Trump, in his stellar career as a businessman and entrepreneur,  has had a hand in running more than 500 companies, yes, I stated 500+ companies as either investor or CEO, all without messing up his famous head of hair.

After what Donald Trump has achieved in his lifetime, running the country would be more like a fun and invigorating hobby for him in retirement, than anything else. He’s nearly massively OVERQUALIFIED to serve America as president. But to hear these awful faux-news broadcasts from the alphabet networks, he’s a laughable buffoon. Never has such a highly capable over-achiever in America been portrayed with such sustained vehement vitriol, canard and libel, night after night after night, by the ongoing psychological operation foisted upon the American public, mislabeled with malice, as “news.”

By contrast Hillary Clinton hasn’t had a “straight job” in more than 30 years, since the infamous early days of her murky partnership with Rose Law Firm in Arkansas, where she screwed her way in using the tragic Vince Foster to gain position. Mrs. Clinton has absolutely no idea of what goes on in the streets of the America she so boldly claims she can lead. She will be a merely adequate president at best, an ongoing slow motion train wreck of indictments and horrifying corruption at worst. Her trail is very clear. It shines like a sickening oil slick behind she and Bill, going all the way back to the ugly Arkansas days of death, philandering affairs and other petty coverups she and Bill emanated as they clawed their way out of Hillbilly hell to Washington DC.

Vince later blew his own head off when Mrs. Clinton cut him off after she and Bill arrived in DC fresh from their election win in 1992. The truth behind the scenes in American politics is an ugly ugly thing in contrast to what is snipped, edited, spun, buffed, polished then sold to the American people each evening.  Someone somewhere still believe that “we can’t handle the truth.” Boy, have we got news for them.

They [Illuminati media crime cartel ] do whatever it is they need to do, then send out the stamped scripts to American news desks to whitewash it all. Below are some peculiar video reports regarding the Clintons and Obamas – just odd little telltale moments, more revelations. I’m still trying to figure out why Hillary Clinton wants to run a presidency that is basically Obama Part Three, after everything. Just who has an allegorical gun to his or her head, and why?

Bill & Hillary Clinton Are Career Criminals. No Way in Hell Can They Be Allowed in the White House EVER Again. Listen to the Evidence.

5.24.2016

Many younger internet readers weren’t even born when President Bill Clinton served two terms in the White House, from 1992 to 2000. Therefore they don’t know anything about one of the most scandalous tenures by any man and wife in the office of the President in American history.  Many of the ugliest, most sordid secrets of HOW Bill and Hillary made it to the White House in the early 1990s may never become common knowledge, as our Bilderberg & Rothschild controlled American press won’t allow the publishing or broadcasting of those awful events. But alternative news reporters and radio hosts who are dedicated to the TRUTH will continue to broadcast the facts. Then it’s up to the reader / listener to share what they learn and to help educate other Americans, especially vulnerable, often gullible younger voters.

The Clinton presidency in the 1990s was a time of great national shame and disgrace for our nation, a time that us older folks will NEVER forget. The number of people who died during the Clinton White House years in the 1990s under VERY mysterious circumstances is something that haunts many voters to this day. It began with the very suspicious so-called suicide of Hillary’s close aid in Washington DC, Vince Foster, right after the Clintons moved into the White House in 1992. This all took place BEFORE the age of the internet began  in 1995.

Only God knows who else was raped, molested, abused, personally destroyed or suspiciously died while the Clintons were climbing to national power from his governorship in Arkansas that we might never know about.  I have just today learned WHY Bill Clinton was expelled from Oxford in Great Britain. He raped a girl and was thrown off the campus. That’s just one of dozens of awful suppressed truths about career criminals Bill and Hillary Clinton that the American people urgently need to know about, especially younger voters, who are being terribly deceived by them. While I update this post, begin by listening to the 1/2 interview below.

Related Research:

How Much Do You Know About the Ongoing “Clinton Body Count”? Be Sitting Down.

Tags: secret past Bill Clinton, secret past Hillary Clinton, 2016 historic presidential election, sex lies videotape Bill and Hillary, suppressed blacklisted news history of the Clintons, blacklisted news death of Vince Foster, Larry Patterson, Roger Perry, mysterious death of private detective Luther Jerry Parks,

Top Illuminati Grand Wizard Albert Pike: “We Control Islam and We’ll Use It to Destroy the West.” (WW3)

Entire populations in the United States and Europe are being systematically deceived, over decades of TV & internet social engineering by an Illuminati owned world media, to accept the notion of a “peaceful” world Islam co-existing with the Judaeo-Christian West. This will never happen and it was never intended to happen. Left wing liberals, as good and well meaning as they might be, who believe that the Christian West will eventually find a way to “peacefully co-exist” with the violent expansion of Islam are not only deluded, but they are inadvertently aiding and abetting the arrival of the final global conflict of #WW3 by cooperating in the false collusion that “Islam is a religion of peace” which has no plans to eradicate western civilization.

Tags: secret plans of the Illuminati world war three, Albert Pike, deception of Islam, hidden Luciferian teachings exposed, Illuminati UN one world government

Did You Know? Rubio’s Campaign Slogan Is the Bilderberg Illuminati Keyword Phrase: “New American Century”

Marco Rubio’s 2016 campaign phrase is the same Illuminati keyword phrase used by the Bilderberg group surreptitiously from 1997 to 2006.

I have dragged my feet on writing about this glaring issue for months, sitting back, waiting for someone else – anywhere – to figure it out and take the plunge to point out this troubling, awful fact to the American people. No one has. I first noticed this last summer, early in Marco Rubio’s campaign. The hour is getting later, so here goes. All you alternative news reporters out there, get busy. This has to be pointed out – and in a hurry.

We begin with the keyword phrase “new American century” – that phrase IS NOT new and has been used repeatedly in years past to denote Bilderberg Group / CFR sponsored directives for the emergence of a world government in the later years of the 21st century. It was being used in the late 1990s to flag certain operations as Bilderberg sponsored. That is a good long time ago: 16 years.

Of course we all know know they want this collapse of borders and rise of a UN governed world to happen sooner rather than later. But to achieve that end, they have to have politicians in every nation that they can completely control. Enter Marco Rubio with his campaign slogan. What do you suppose the ODDS are that Marco Rubio’s upstart presidential campaign would choose to use the VERY SAME keyword phrase which has been used repeatedly in years past since as early as 1997:

“The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was a neoconservative[1][2][3] think tank based in Washington, D.C. that focused on United States foreign policy. It was established as a non-profit educational organization in 1997, and founded by William Kristol and Robert Kagan.[4][5] The PNAC’s stated goal was “to promote American global leadership.”[6] The organization stated that “American leadership is good both for America and for the world,” and sought to build support for “a Reaganite policy of military strength and moral clarity.”[7]

Of the twenty-five people who signed the PNAC’s founding statement of principles, ten went on to serve in the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush, including Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz.[8][9][10][11] Observers such as Irwin Stelzer and Dave Grondin have suggested that the PNAC played a key role in shaping the foreign policy of the Bush Administration, particularly in building support for the Iraq War.[12][13][14][15] Academics such as Inderjeet Parmar, Phillip Hammond, and Donald E. Abelson have said PNAC’s influence on the George W. Bush administration has been exaggerated.[16][17][18]

The Project for the New American Century ceased to function in 2006;[19] it was replaced by new think-tank Foreign Policy Initiative, co-founded by Kristol and Kagan in 2009.”

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century

When you click the link above, have a look at the grisly who’s-who of the awful Illuminati controlled neocons who sent America into the Iraq War and made an uncontrollable wasteland of the Mideast: Donald Rumsfield, Paul Wolfowitz, Dick Cheney, et al. These are the men who are absolutely responsible for puppeteering goofy George W. into selling the war to the American people after 9-11. Why in the HELL would Marco Rubio cast his lot with this crowd, who have become some of the most despised people in America, now that the detritus of the Iraq war is strewn all over the Mideast and ISIL thugs are driving around in brand new US military jeeps, paid for with your tax dollars, hooting and shooting and cutting people’s heads off? Just exactly HOW STUPID is the young and blundering neophyte Marco Rubio?

What the Bilderbergers and Illuminati corporate moguls desire of course, is a campaign where you have two choices, and they are BOTH Bilderberg sponsored: Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz [ Goldmans Sach’s sponsored ] vs Hillary Clinton [Rothschild CFR sponsored ]. It would be a refreshing change for the American people to elect a populist president who is completely outside of that circle of hell. That is what I am praying for this year.

We cannot elect Marco Rubio. We are just coming out of an eight year slog with another totally unprepared Illuminati sponsored fake political messiah who has run up the national debt into the stratosphere. Rubio has been set up as the establishment front man for the hidden powers that be, the same powers-that-be who do not want a populist candidate like Trump bringing the actual WILL OF THE PEOPLE into Washington DC again. I’d like to ask readers to please share this post far and wide. It’s time to remind people WHY we do not want another bought and paid for presidency which is just an arm of the Illuminati stuck into our national affairs again.

Related Links and Research:

https://watch.pair.com/FreedomHouse.html

http://www.mega.nu/ampp/www.tlio.demon.co.uk/bildhist.htm

http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/2013/12/21/the-origins-of-the-overclass/

http://www.bilderberg.org/cgi-bin/htsearch?config=htdig.www.bilderberg.org&restrict=&exclude=&method=and&format=builtin-long&sort=score&words=Project+for+a+New+American+Century

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/6/18/220092/-

Bill and Hillary Clinton Sold Uranium Rich US Ranch Lands to Russia While She Was Acting Secretary of State

Are you a Hillary Clinton supporter? If you are, there’s a #BlacklistedNewsReport you need to know about. Once you know about it, you might be forced to re-assess your support of this woman. It’s a crying shame that no US mainstream news outlet will touch this story. That ought not to be. But the same oligarchic octopus of about 6 corporations, controlled by the Bilderberg Agenda, own every news outlet in the nation. THAT’s why you are not hearing this story on the CBS Evening News, or NBC or ABC, etc. Please please please share this report. Thank you. – Author, Screenshots News Blog

The story has to do with American ranch land, precious metals and mineral resources that lie within it, and the covert selling of American ranch lands to Russia, so that Russia can mine the uranium ore that is located on these lands. Sound far-fetched? Be sitting down. You’ll want to follow the links below, but for the sake of expediency, I have also re-posted the in-depth report revealing this awful, criminal land deal below, as I wanted to archive it on my own news blog, in case the report gets yanked off the NYT website as the November 2016 presidential election draws closer.

If you think it’s appropriate for a sitting US government high official, such as the Secretary of State, to find a covert way to sell off precious US assets which would be vital to US national security interests during times of war, to a foreign nation, like RUSSIA, for example – and have her husband accept millions upon million of dollars in donations to their [dubious ] foundation in return for the sale – then by all means, Hillary Clinton is your girl. But if learning about this deal makes your skin crawl, and you are both outraged and determined that something like this should never happen again, and that the wheels of justice should begin to turn AT ONCE to bring the Clintons under indictment, then you might just be a real, red blooded American, who loves their country, and doesn’t want to see it sold off to Russia or China right out from underneath our patriotic feet.

Why hasn’t a Grand Jury been convened to investigate this deal, and others like it, where monies flowed into the Clinton Foundation while Hillary was Secretary of State? What else did she coordinate with foreign nations which was a blatant conflict of interest to American national security? Don’t people usually go to prison for doing things like this while holding high office?

Donations to the Clinton Foundation, and a Russian Uranium Takeover of American Ranch Lands

Clinton Foundation took massive payoffs, promised Hammond Ranch and other publicly owned lands to Russians along with one-fifth of our uranium ore

======Re-posted from The New York Times ==========

Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal

A Uranium One sign that points to a 35,000-acre ranch owned by John Christensen, near the town of Gillette, Wyo. Uranium One has the mining rights to Mr. Christensen’s property. Credit Matthew Staver for The New York Times

The headline on the website Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when its precursor served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.”

The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.

But the untold story behind that story is one that involves not just the Russian president, but also a former American president and a woman who would like to be the next one.

At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.

Frank Giustra, right, a mining financier, has donated $31.3 million to the foundation run by former President Bill Clinton, left. Credit Joaquin Sarmiento/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.

At the time, both Rosatom and the United States government made promises intended to ease concerns about ceding control of the company’s assets to the Russians. Those promises have been repeatedly broken, records show.

The New York Times’s examination of the Uranium One deal is based on dozens of interviews, as well as a review of public records and securities filings in Canada, Russia and the United States. Some of the connections between Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation were unearthed by Peter Schweizer, a former fellow at the right-leaning Hoover Institution and author of the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash.” Mr. Schweizer provided a preview of material in the book to The Times, which scrutinized his information and built upon it with its own reporting.

Whether the donations played any role in the approval of the uranium deal is unknown. But the episode underscores the special ethical challenges presented by the Clinton Foundation, headed by a former president who relied heavily on foreign cash to accumulate $250 million in assets even as his wife helped steer American foreign policy as secretary of state, presiding over decisions with the potential to benefit the foundation’s donors.

In a statement, Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, said no one “has ever produced a shred of evidence supporting the theory that Hillary Clinton ever took action as secretary of state to support the interests of donors to the Clinton Foundation.” He emphasized that multiple United States agencies, as well as the Canadian government, had signed off on the deal and that, in general, such matters were handled at a level below the secretary. “To suggest the State Department, under then-Secretary Clinton, exerted undue influence in the U.S. government’s review of the sale of Uranium One is utterly baseless,” he added.

Donations to the Clinton Foundation, and a Russian Uranium Takeover

Uranium investors gave millions to the Clinton Foundation while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s office was involved in approving a Russian bid for mining assets in Kazakhstan and the United States.

Either way, the Uranium One deal highlights the limits of such prohibitions. The foundation will continue to accept contributions from foreign sources whose interests, like Uranium One’s, may overlap with those of foreign governments, some of which may be at odds with the United States.

When the Uranium One deal was approved, the geopolitical backdrop was far different from today’s. The Obama administration was seeking to “reset” strained relations with Russia. The deal was strategically important to Mr. Putin, who shortly after the Americans gave their blessing sat down for a staged interview with Rosatom’s chief executive, Sergei Kiriyenko. “Few could have imagined in the past that we would own 20 percent of U.S. reserves,” Mr. Kiriyenko told Mr. Putin.

Now, after Russia’s annexation of Crimea and aggression in Ukraine, the Moscow-Washington relationship is devolving toward Cold War levels, a point several experts made in evaluating a deal so beneficial to Mr. Putin, a man known to use energy resources to project power around the world.

“Should we be concerned? Absolutely,” said Michael McFaul, who served under Mrs. Clinton as the American ambassador to Russia but said he had been unaware of the Uranium One deal until asked about it. “Do we want Putin to have a monopoly on this? Of course we don’t. We don’t want to be dependent on Putin for anything in this climate.”

A Seat at the Table

The path to a Russian acquisition of American uranium deposits began in 2005 in Kazakhstan, where the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra orchestrated his first big uranium deal, with Mr. Clinton at his side.

The two men had flown aboard Mr. Giustra’s private jet to Almaty, Kazakhstan, where they dined with the authoritarian president, Nursultan A. Nazarbayev. Mr. Clinton handed the Kazakh president a propaganda coup when he expressed support for Mr. Nazarbayev’s bid to head an international elections monitoring group, undercutting American foreign policy and criticism of Kazakhstan’s poor human rights record by, among others, his wife, then a senator.

Within days of the visit, Mr. Giustra’s fledgling company, UrAsia Energy Ltd., signed a preliminary deal giving it stakes in three uranium mines controlled by the state-run uranium agency Kazatomprom.

Ian Telfer was chairman of Uranium One and made large donations to the Clinton Foundation. Credit Galit Rodan/Bloomberg, via Getty Images

If the Kazakh deal was a major victory, UrAsia did not wait long before resuming the hunt. In 2007, it merged with Uranium One, a South African company with assets in Africa and Australia, in what was described as a $3.5 billion transaction. The new company, which kept the Uranium One name, was controlled by UrAsia investors including Ian Telfer, a Canadian who became chairman. Through a spokeswoman, Mr. Giustra, whose personal stake in the deal was estimated at about $45 million, said he sold his stake in 2007.

Soon, Uranium One began to snap up companies with assets in the United States. In April 2007, it announced the purchase of a uranium mill in Utah and more than 38,000 acres of uranium exploration properties in four Western states, followed quickly by the acquisition of the Energy Metals Corporation and its uranium holdings in Wyoming, Texas and Utah. That deal made clear that Uranium One was intent on becoming “a powerhouse in the United States uranium sector with the potential to become the domestic supplier of choice for U.S. utilities,” the company declared.

Still, the company’s story was hardly front-page news in the United States — until early 2008, in the midst of Mrs. Clinton’s failed presidential campaign, when The Times published an article revealing the 2005 trip’s link to Mr. Giustra’s Kazakhstan mining deal. It also reported that several months later, Mr. Giustra had donated $31.3 million to Mr. Clinton’s foundation.

(In a statement issued after this article appeared online, Mr. Giustra said he was “extremely proud” of his charitable work with Mr. Clinton, and he urged the media to focus on poverty, health care and “the real challenges of the world.”)

Though the 2008 article quoted the former head of Kazatomprom, Moukhtar Dzhakishev, as saying that the deal required government approval and was discussed at a dinner with the president, Mr. Giustra insisted that it was a private transaction, with no need for Mr. Clinton’s influence with Kazakh officials. He described his relationship with Mr. Clinton as motivated solely by a shared interest in philanthropy.

As if to underscore the point, five months later Mr. Giustra held a fund-raiser for the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative, a project aimed at fostering progressive environmental and labor practices in the natural resources industry, to which he had pledged $100 million. The star-studded gala, at a conference center in Toronto, featured performances by Elton John and Shakira and celebrities like Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Robin Williams encouraging contributions from the many so-called F.O.F.s — Friends of Frank — in attendance, among them Mr. Telfer. In all, the evening generated $16 million in pledges, according to an article in The Globe and Mail.

“None of this would have been possible if Frank Giustra didn’t have a remarkable combination of caring and modesty, of vision and energy and iron determination,” Mr. Clinton told those gathered, adding: “I love this guy, and you should, too.”

But what had been a string of successes was about to hit a speed bump.

Bill Clinton met with Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow in 2010. Credit Mikhail Metzel/Associated Press

Arrest and Progress

By June 2009, a little over a year after the star-studded evening in Toronto, Uranium One’s stock was in free-fall, down 40 percent. Mr. Dzhakishev, the head of Kazatomprom, had just been arrested on charges that he illegally sold uranium deposits to foreign companies, including at least some of those won by Mr. Giustra’s UrAsia and now owned by Uranium One.

Publicly, the company tried to reassure shareholders. Its chief executive, Jean Nortier, issued a confident statement calling the situation a “complete misunderstanding.” He also contradicted Mr. Giustra’s contention that the uranium deal had not required government blessing. “When you do a transaction in Kazakhstan, you need the government’s approval,” he said, adding that UrAsia had indeed received that approval.

But privately, Uranium One officials were worried they could lose their joint mining ventures. American diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks also reflect concerns that Mr. Dzhakishev’s arrest was part of a Russian power play for control of Kazakh uranium assets.

At the time, Russia was already eying a stake in Uranium One, Rosatom company documents show. Rosatom officials say they were seeking to acquire mines around the world because Russia lacks sufficient domestic reserves to meet its own industry needs.

It was against this backdrop that the Vancouver-based Uranium One pressed the American Embassy in Kazakhstan, as well as Canadian diplomats, to take up its cause with Kazakh officials, according to the American cables.

“We want more than a statement to the press,” Paul Clarke, a Uranium One executive vice president, told the embassy’s energy officer on June 10, the officer reported in a cable. “That is simply chitchat.” What the company needed, Mr. Clarke said, was official written confirmation that the licenses were valid.

The American Embassy ultimately reported to the secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton. Though the Clarke cable was copied to her, it was given wide circulation, and it is unclear if she would have read it; the Clinton campaign did not address questions about the cable.

Among the Donors to the Clinton Foundation

Frank Giustra
$31.3 million and a pledge for $100 million more
He built a company that later merged with Uranium One.
Ian Telfer
$2.35 million
Mining investor who was chairman of Uranium One when an arm of the Russian government, Rosatom, acquired it.
Paul Reynolds
$1 million to $5 million
Adviser on 2007 UrAsia-Uranium One merger. Later helped raise $260 million for the company.
Frank Holmes
$250,000 to $500,000
Chief Executive of U.S. Global Investors Inc., which held $4.7 million in Uranium One shares in the first quarter of 2011.
Neil Woodyer
$50,000 to $100,000
Adviser to Uranium One. Founded Endeavour Mining with Mr. Giustra.
GMP Securities Ltd.
Donating portion of profits
Worked on debt issue that raised $260 million for Uranium One.

What is clear is that the embassy acted, with the cables showing that the energy officer met with Kazakh officials to discuss the issue on June 10 and 11.

Three days later, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rosatom completed a deal for 17 percent of Uranium One. And within a year, the Russian government substantially upped the ante, with a generous offer to shareholders that would give it a 51 percent controlling stake. But first, Uranium One had to get the American government to sign off on the deal.

The Power to Say No

When a company controlled by the Chinese government sought a 51 percent stake in a tiny Nevada gold mining operation in 2009, it set off a secretive review process in Washington, where officials raised concerns primarily about the mine’s proximity to a military installation, but also about the potential for minerals at the site, including uranium, to come under Chinese control. The officials killed the deal.

Such is the power of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. The committee comprises some of the most powerful members of the cabinet, including the attorney general, the secretaries of the Treasury, Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce and Energy, and the secretary of state. They are charged with reviewing any deal that could result in foreign control of an American business or asset deemed important to national security.

The national security issue at stake in the Uranium One deal was not primarily about nuclear weapons proliferation; the United States and Russia had for years cooperated on that front, with Russia sending enriched fuel from decommissioned warheads to be used in American nuclear power plants in return for raw uranium.

Instead, it concerned American dependence on foreign uranium sources. While the United States gets one-fifth of its electrical power from nuclear plants, it produces only around 20 percent of the uranium it needs, and most plants have only 18 to 36 months of reserves, according to Marin Katusa, author of “The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped From America’s Grasp.”

“The Russians are easily winning the uranium war, and nobody’s talking about it,” said Mr. Katusa, who explores the implications of the Uranium One deal in his book. “It’s not just a domestic issue but a foreign policy issue, too.”

President Putin during a meeting with Rosatom’s chief executive, Sergei Kiriyenko, in December 2007. Credit Dmitry Astakhov/Ria Novosti, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

When ARMZ, an arm of Rosatom, took its first 17 percent stake in Uranium One in 2009, the two parties signed an agreement, found in securities filings, to seek the foreign investment committee’s review. But it was the 2010 deal, giving the Russians a controlling 51 percent stake, that set off alarm bells. Four members of the House of Representatives signed a letter expressing concern. Two more began pushing legislation to kill the deal.

Senator John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming, where Uranium One’s largest American operation was, wrote to President Obama, saying the deal “would give the Russian government control over a sizable portion of America’s uranium production capacity.”

“Equally alarming,” Mr. Barrasso added, “this sale gives ARMZ a significant stake in uranium mines in Kazakhstan.”

Uranium One’s shareholders were also alarmed, and were “afraid of Rosatom as a Russian state giant,” Sergei Novikov, a company spokesman, recalled in an interview. He said Rosatom’s chief, Mr. Kiriyenko, sought to reassure Uranium One investors, promising that Rosatom would not break up the company and would keep the same management, including Mr. Telfer, the chairman. Another Rosatom official said publicly that it did not intend to increase its investment beyond 51 percent, and that it envisioned keeping Uranium One a public company

American nuclear officials, too, seemed eager to assuage fears. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wrote to Mr. Barrasso assuring him that American uranium would be preserved for domestic use, regardless of who owned it.

“In order to export uranium from the United States, Uranium One Inc. or ARMZ would need to apply for and obtain a specific NRC license authorizing the export of uranium for use as reactor fuel,” the letter said.

Still, the ultimate authority to approve or reject the Russian acquisition rested with the cabinet officials on the foreign investment committee, including Mrs. Clinton — whose husband was collecting millions in donations from people associated with Uranium One.

Undisclosed Donations

Uranium One’s Russian takeover was approved by the United States while Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

Before Mrs. Clinton could assume her post as secretary of state, the White House demanded that she sign a memorandum of understanding placing limits on the activities of her husband’s foundation. To avoid the perception of conflicts of interest, beyond the ban on foreign government donations, the foundation was required to publicly disclose all contributors.

To judge from those disclosures — which list the contributions in ranges rather than precise amounts — the only Uranium One official to give to the Clinton Foundation was Mr. Telfer, the chairman, and the amount was relatively small: no more than $250,000, and that was in 2007, before talk of a Rosatom deal began percolating.

But a review of tax records in Canada, where Mr. Telfer has a family charity called the Fernwood Foundation, shows that he donated millions of dollars more, during and after the critical time when the foreign investment committee was reviewing his deal with the Russians. With the Russians offering a special dividend, shareholders like Mr. Telfer stood to profit.

His donations through the Fernwood Foundation included $1 million reported in 2009, the year his company appealed to the American Embassy to help it keep its mines in Kazakhstan; $250,000 in 2010, the year the Russians sought majority control; as well as $600,000 in 2011 and $500,000 in 2012. Mr. Telfer said that his donations had nothing to do with his business dealings, and that he had never discussed Uranium One with Mr. or Mrs. Clinton. He said he had given the money because he wanted to support Mr. Giustra’s charitable endeavors with Mr. Clinton. “Frank and I have been friends and business partners for almost 20 years,” he said.

The Clinton campaign left it to the foundation to reply to questions about the Fernwood donations; the foundation did not provide a response.

Mr. Telfer’s undisclosed donations came in addition to between $1.3 million and $5.6 million in contributions, which were reported, from a constellation of people with ties to Uranium One or UrAsia, the company that originally acquired Uranium One’s most valuable asset: the Kazakh mines. Without those assets, the Russians would have had no interest in the deal: “It wasn’t the goal to buy the Wyoming mines. The goal was to acquire the Kazakh assets, which are very good,” Mr. Novikov, the Rosatom spokesman, said in an interview.

Amid this influx of Uranium One-connected money, Mr. Clinton was invited to speak in Moscow in June 2010, the same month Rosatom struck its deal for a majority stake in Uranium One.

The $500,000 fee — among Mr. Clinton’s highest — was paid by Renaissance Capital, a Russian investment bank with ties to the Kremlin that has invited world leaders, including Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, to speak at its investor conferences.

John Christensen sold the mining rights on his ranch in Wyoming to Uranium One. Credit Matthew Staver for The New York Times

Renaissance Capital analysts talked up Uranium One’s stock, assigning it a “buy” rating and saying in a July 2010 research report that it was “the best play” in the uranium markets. In addition, Renaissance Capital turned up that same year as a major donor, along with Mr. Giustra and several companies linked to Uranium One or UrAsia, to a small medical charity in Colorado run by a friend of Mr. Giustra’s. In a newsletter to supporters, the friend credited Mr. Giustra with helping get donations from “businesses around the world.”

Renaissance Capital would not comment on the genesis of Mr. Clinton’s speech to an audience that included leading Russian officials, or on whether it was connected to the Rosatom deal. According to a Russian government news service, Mr. Putin personally thanked Mr. Clinton for speaking.

A person with knowledge of the Clinton Foundation’s fund-raising operation, who requested anonymity to speak candidly about it, said that for many people, the hope is that money will in fact buy influence: “Why do you think they are doing it — because they love them?” But whether it actually does is another question. And in this case, there were broader geopolitical pressures that likely came into play as the United States considered whether to approve the Rosatom-Uranium One deal.

Diplomatic Considerations

If doing business with Rosatom was good for those in the Uranium One deal, engaging with Russia was also a priority of the incoming Obama administration, which was hoping for a new era of cooperation as Mr. Putin relinquished the presidency — if only for a term — to Dmitri A. Medvedev.

“The assumption was we could engage Russia to further core U.S. national security interests,” said Mr. McFaul, the former ambassador.

It started out well. The two countries made progress on nuclear proliferation issues, and expanded use of Russian territory to resupply American forces in Afghanistan. Keeping Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon was among the United States’ top priorities, and in June 2010 Russia signed off on a United Nations resolution imposing tough new sanctions on that country.

Two months later, the deal giving ARMZ a controlling stake in Uranium One was submitted to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States for review. Because of the secrecy surrounding the process, it is hard to know whether the participants weighed the desire to improve bilateral relations against the potential risks of allowing the Russian government control over the biggest uranium producer in the United States. The deal was ultimately approved in October, following what two people involved in securing the approval said had been a relatively smooth process.

Moukhtar Dzhakishev was arrested in 2009 while the chief of Kazatomprom. Credit Daniel Acker/Bloomberg, via Getty Images

Not all of the committee’s decisions are personally debated by the agency heads themselves; in less controversial cases, deputy or assistant secretaries may sign off. But experts and former committee members say Russia’s interest in Uranium One and its American uranium reserves seemed to warrant attention at the highest levels.

“This deal had generated press, it had captured the attention of Congress and it was strategically important,” said Richard Russell, who served on the committee during the George W. Bush administration. “When I was there invariably any one of those conditions would cause this to get pushed way up the chain, and here you had all three.”

And Mrs. Clinton brought a reputation for hawkishness to the process; as a senator, she was a vocal critic of the committee’s approval of a deal that would have transferred the management of major American seaports to a company based in the United Arab Emirates, and as a presidential candidate she had advocated legislation to strengthen the process.

The Clinton campaign spokesman, Mr. Fallon, said that in general, these matters did not rise to the secretary’s level. He would not comment on whether Mrs. Clinton had been briefed on the matter, but he gave The Times a statement from the former assistant secretary assigned to the foreign investment committee at the time, Jose Fernandez. While not addressing the specifics of the Uranium One deal, Mr. Fernandez said, “Mrs. Clinton never intervened with me on any C.F.I.U.S. matter.”

Mr. Fallon also noted that if any agency had raised national security concerns about the Uranium One deal, it could have taken them directly to the president.

Anne-Marie Slaughter, the State Department’s director of policy planning at the time, said she was unaware of the transaction — or the extent to which it made Russia a dominant uranium supplier. But speaking generally, she urged caution in evaluating its wisdom in hindsight.

“Russia was not a country we took lightly at the time or thought was cuddly,” she said. “But it wasn’t the adversary it is today.”

That renewed adversarial relationship has raised concerns about European dependency on Russian energy resources, including nuclear fuel. The unease reaches beyond diplomatic circles. In Wyoming, where Uranium One equipment is scattered across his 35,000-acre ranch, John Christensen is frustrated that repeated changes in corporate ownership over the years led to French, South African, Canadian and, finally, Russian control over mining rights on his property.

“I hate to see a foreign government own mining rights here in the United States,” he said. “I don’t think that should happen.”

Mr. Christensen, 65, noted that despite assurances by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that uranium could not leave the country without Uranium One or ARMZ obtaining an export license — which they do not have — yellowcake from his property was routinely packed into drums and trucked off to a processing plant in Canada.

Asked about that, the commission confirmed that Uranium One has, in fact, shipped yellowcake to Canada even though it does not have an export license. Instead, the transport company doing the shipping, RSB Logistic Services, has the license. A commission spokesman said that “to the best of our knowledge” most of the uranium sent to Canada for processing was returned for use in the United States. A Uranium One spokeswoman, Donna Wichers, said 25 percent had gone to Western Europe and Japan. At the moment, with the uranium market in a downturn, nothing is being shipped from the Wyoming mines.

The “no export” assurance given at the time of the Rosatom deal is not the only one that turned out to be less than it seemed. Despite pledges to the contrary, Uranium One was delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange and taken private. As of 2013, Rosatom’s subsidiary, ARMZ, owned 100 percent of it.

Correction: April 23, 2015
An earlier version of this article misstated, in one instance, the surname of a fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is Peter Schweizer, not Schweitzer.An earlier version also incorrectly described the Clinton Foundation’s agreement with the Obama administration regarding foreign-government donations while Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state. Under the agreement, the foundation would not accept new donations from foreign governments, though it could seek State Department waivers in specific cases. It was not barred from accepting all foreign-government donations.
Correction: April 30, 2015
An article on Friday about contributions to the Clinton Foundation from people associated with a Canadian uranium-mining company described incorrectly the foundation’s agreement with the Obama administration regarding foreign-government donations while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. Under the agreement, the foundation would not accept new donations from foreign governments, though it could seek State Department waivers in specific cases. The foundation was not barred from accepting all foreign-government donations.

Humanity’s Shared Future with Artificial Intelligence: Just How Awful Will It Be? Or Not.

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“How will humanity respond when confronted with the sickening knowledge that networks of self-evolving computing machines, self-bred, self-replicating AI corporate conglomerates, with aggregate IQs which are the equivalent of 3,375 or more, begin quietly restructuring the world to fit their own needs for the next 500 million years? Will humanity even realize that such an event is happening, when or if it occurs?”  – Screenshots news blog 

> It’s 2039 in Seattle Washington. AI computer engineer John Ross wakes up one morning after spending a late night at the corporate AI lab, where he is the director of R&D, uploading new financial growth and budget cutting algorithms into the company computer, Gill.  Arriving at work, Mr. Ross discovers to his dismay that not only is he locked out of the corporate campus [ none of his eye scans or palm scans work ], but he has been deleted from the Seattle payroll and relocated to the Sydney Australia branch, soon to be working on a part-time basis only.  No human being took this action.  Gill’s upgrade from last night endowed the thinking machine with the prerogatives to take all reasonable actions which would bring the company’s projected 4th quarter profit margins into line with original projections from late 2038. She took several simultaneous actions overnight, based on her upgrade, laying off 4,000 Seattle area employees, including her creator, Dr. John Ross. She also ordered a moving van, bought airline tickets for John and everyone in his family, disconnected his electrical and internet service, cancelled his garbage pick-up, emailed every contact in his address book a press release with the news, and called his wife while she slept, delivering the jolting news via voicemail, in a lilting electronic monotone, followed by “We’re sorry to see you go. Don’t forget to be at John’s going away party today at 2pm on the 3rd floor lounge.” By the time Dr. Ross figures out what has taken place, he learns about his own going away party for his departure to Australia on his smart watch company news alert, delivered orally from his wrist while he is still trying to get into the building.

Last night’s show on Coast to Coast Radio show sampled the broad gamut of possibilities that AI [ artificial intelligence ] presents for humanity, both wonderful and dire, as most AI scientists now believe we have a tenuous window of less than 40 years before thinking, self-updating, even possibly self-replicating AI machines achieve levels of intelligence that surpass that of humankind by a factor of one thousand times or more. Seriously.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

“Artificial Intelligence is the ability of a computer or other machines to perform actions thought to require intelligence. Among these actions are logical deduction and inference, make decisions based on past experience, solve problems with insufficient or conflicting information and  artificial vision.  AI is frequently used to  improve solutions and attack problems that may not be solvable using standard methods.”

This potentially bizarre new reality is bearing down upon humanity at an alarming rate of speed. Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, Dr. Stephen Hawking recently authored an article on AI for The Huffington Post and had this to say about the urgent need to address recent developments in AI:

“Artificial intelligence (AI) research is now progressing rapidly. Recent landmarks such as self-driving cars, a computer winning at Jeopardy!, and the digital personal assistants Siri, Google Now and Cortana are merely symptoms of an IT arms race fueled by unprecedented investments and building on an increasingly mature theoretical foundation. Such achievements will probably pale against what the coming decades will bring.

The potential benefits are huge; everything that civilization has to offer is a product of human intelligence; we cannot predict what we might achieve when this intelligence is magnified by the tools AI may provide, but the eradication of war, disease, and poverty would be high on anyone’s list. Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history.

Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks. In the near term, for example, world militaries are considering autonomous weapon systems that can choose and eliminate their own targets; the UN and Human Rights Watch have advocated a treaty banning such weapons. In the medium term, as emphasized by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee in The Second Machine Age, AI may transform our economy to bring both great wealth and great dislocation.”

Based on the comments of the four distinguished guests on last night’s Coast Radio show, we are VERY unprepared as a species for the possibility of our eventual, even possibly accidental, AI induced displacement as the most intelligent creatures on the planet. How will humanity respond when confronted with the sickening knowledge that networks of self-evolving computing machines, self-bred, self-replicating AI corporate conglomerates, with aggregate IQs which are the equivalent of 3,375 or more, begin quietly restructuring the world to fit their own needs for the next 500 million years? Will humanity even realize that such an event is happening, when or if it occurs?

According to Dr. Susan Schneider, it may – in fact – be all but undetectable. Elon Musk has been worried enough about such prospects that he recently set aside 10 million dollars to fund AI research which would avert such catastrophes.

“If we build these devices to take care of everything for us, eventually they’ll think faster than us and they’ll get rid of the slow humans to run companies more efficiently.”  – Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

Extended commentary and interviews were given by four well known AI experts: James Barrat, Dr. Susan Schneider, Kevin Warwick and Fumiya Lida. See http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2016/01/17

2029-2038: The AI Pandora’s Box Begins to Open

To state that the human race is presently unprepared for the immediate potentialities of emergent AI thinking machines may turn out to be the understatement of the century, that possibly being the LAST century in which an organic, soul incarnate, carbon based biological ‘organic’ species has predominance over the earth with all it’s natural assets and treasures. There are any number of imagined ‘AI worst case scenarios’, [ one such fictional ‘AI worst case scenario’ was played out at the beginning of this post ], but it is the UNIMAGINABLE series of potentially disastrous computing events which might ultimately be the unraveling of humanity’s position at the top of the intelligence food chain.

Both James Barrat and Dr. Schneider stated last night in their interviews that at least 52 nations around the world are actively pursuing AI as a battlefield option, specifically either AI enhanced human super-soldiers, or AI battlefield robots which would be programmed to make a kill WITHOUT consulting a human engineer or supervising officer. These are very alarming developments. This week I’ll be posting a whole series of reports on where we stand with current military applications of battlefield AI. Please feel free to share them, as we need to raise more public awareness of what is happening. It’s time to encourage more robust public debate and conscientious examination of the spiritual, moral and ethical implications of emergent AI.  Before humanity chooses to race off the cliff with AI technology, shouldn’t we at least build some proper parachutes?

AI Firms, Research Labs, Movies, Links

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2016/01/17

http://www.jamesbarrat.com/

http://schneiderwebsite.com/Susan_Schneiders_Website/Research.html

http://www.kevinwarwick.com/

http://mi.eng.cam.ac.uk/Main/FI224

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-dominant-life-form-in-the-cosmos-is-probably-superintelligent-robots

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/super-intelligent-ai-could-wipe-out-humanity-if-were-not-ready-for-it

http://www.trollhetta.com/?page_id=25

http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-machines-creator-takes-us-inside-the-worst-case-sce-1567848696

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/42862/elon-musk-ponies-up-10m-help-prevent-robots-slaughtering/index.html

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/44215/wozniak-future-scary-very-bad-humans-regards-ai/index.html

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