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Rick Perry: "unemployment rate is a sham" - 90proofprofessional
I guess we're at the part where Republican candidates go overboard trying to out-dumbass one another [link=(http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/27/news/economy/perry-unemployment-rate-sham/)]LINK[/link] ...


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4Q GDP revised down: I am disappoint - 90proofprofessional
[link=(http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-27/u-s-gdp-grew-less-than-previously-estimated-in-fourth-quarter)]2.2%, down from previous 2.6% estimate [/link] so much for the strongest growth in a decade, or whatever it was that Obama called it...


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Media Matters has 45 researchers toiling round the clock to take down O'Reilly - 90proofprofessional
Pretty wild. [link=(http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/02/media-matters-all-hands-on-deck-for-bill-oreilly-203178.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]David Brock has spent more than a decade trying to bring down Bill O'Reilly. When Brock launched Media Matters For America in 2004, the liberal watch...


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Wisconsin Senate passes right to work - 90proofprofessional
[link=(http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0LU08K20150226?irpc=932)]LINK[/link] ...


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A student debt revolt begins - 90proofprofessional
So says the [link=(http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/student-debt-revolt-begins?mbid=rss)]New Yorker[/link], at least. This story is centered around a girl who went to school to be some sort of home health worker coming around to refuse to pay for her training. [quote]In the fall of ...


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Vermont state auditor: Gruber likely padded consulting bills significantly - 90proofprofessional
Everyone's favorite Obamacare punching-bag now just getting abused. [quote]MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist who made national headlines last year for talking about “the stupidity of the American voter” was a target Monday in a report from the Vermont s...


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The emerging democrat focus: "The Parent Agenda" - 90proofprofessional
Does the poliboard think the Republicans can offer the middle class a more compelling vision? [quote]Just a few years ago, one could be forgiven for wondering whether the liberal agenda had run its course. With near-universal health care — the unfinished business of the 20th-century Democratic Part...


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Obama admin abandons the 529 benefit cut proposal - 90proofprofessional
[link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/obama-drops-proposal-to-cut-tax-benefits-of-529-college-savings-plans/2015/01/27/5f3f429a-a675-11e4-a2b2-776095f393b2_story.html?hpid=z1)]LINK[/link] [quote]President Obama on Tuesday abandoned a proposal to end a major tax benefit of popular ...


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What's the board's take on TOPS? - 90proofprofessional
Net good, net bad, never trainwreck, net giveaway to rich kids? Saw the article below, and realized I didn't have a real opinion. But I'm sure the issue will come to forefront quick given oil prices and the state budget. What says the board? [quote]State Treasurer John Kennedy is sending a ...


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College cancels Vagina Monologues because it's not trans-friendly - 90proofprofessional
Will anyone be upset by this? [quote]One college theater group is tempting playwright Eve Ensler to think outside the box. ( :lol: ) An all-women’s college in Massachusetts is putting its annual production of “The Vagina Monologue” to bed because students decided the play is no longer hot to tod...


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"So are you going to run for President?" Warren: "No." - 90proofprofessional
[link=(http://fortune.com/2015/01/13/elizabeth-warren-sheila-bair/)]LINK[/link] Lots of other stuff in there- sounds to me like she's trying to appear much less adversarial toward business. FWIW the interviewer, former FDIC chair Sheila Bair, clearly is a big fan of Warren's. Bair's intro: ...


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How the unemployed spend their time: American Time Use Survey - 90proofprofessional
[img]http://graphics8.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2014/11/28/atus/84cd0ed24a011697ecce213794dab45b2ce39679/screenshots/lede-full.png[/img] Job search is at the top in green. Note that this is self-reported. [quote]Every year, the American Time Use Survey asks thousands of Americans to record a mi...


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How white entitlement marred my trip to a Ferguson teach-in - 90proofprofessional
Quoted part a bit long, but absolutely worth a read. This is seriously, honestly serious and not a troll. [quote]On Friday, I was on the train to New York to do a teach-in on Ferguson at NYU. Beats headphones on, lost in thought, peering out the window, I suddenly saw a white hand shoving my work...


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Krugman decides he's not convinced that inequality hurts an economy - 90proofprofessional
Seriously. He uses uncharacteristically soft language in his blog, but is quite dismissive of the standard arguments in his slides (linked below). See in particular the charts on slides 4-7, 10-11, & 13, where he shows just how unsupported all of these claims really are. Not sure why he's saying ...


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Here's some bad news that Landrieu will REALLY care about- - 90proofprofessional
some of her DC neighbors don't seem to like her very much. They're holding protests and put a giant inflatable pipeline in her yard. [quote]Environmental activists descended on the Capitol Hill home of Senator Mary L. Landrieu this morning to protest her renewed push for the Keystone XL pipeline....


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Why infrastructure costs in the US are so high (7 reasons) - 90proofprofessional
Damn America, you dumb. [quote]1. Davis-Bacon Laws: Passed in 1931, the Davis-Bacon Act mandates that laborers for federal public works projects receive local prevailing wages... calculated prevailing wages at 22 percent above BLS figures, forcing higher prices. [/quote] [quote]2. Project Labor A...


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Scientists land spacecraft on a freaking comet, feminists melt down - 90proofprofessional
because one of the chief scientists wears this during interviews: [img]http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-11-12-Twitter-PhysicsHenry-Taylor_Shirt.JPG[/img] :rotflmao: These trifling, hating losers can eat shite. This dude is a fricking boss. [quote]Erin Brodwin, science repor...


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Check out how much loot the CO gov is making of legal MJ - 90proofprofessional
Will never supplant fuel taxes, but surprisingly large compared to alcohol/tobacco, and quickly. This alone makes swift legalization everywhere else seem plausible and in fact likely: [img]http://infobeautiful3.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/11/colorado_state_taxes_2.png[/img] [link=(http://www.informa...


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GOP improving w asian/black/middle class since 2010. worse w hispanics & women - 90proofprofessional
Did better with all groups since 2012 (no surprise.) 2010 comparison is the one on the right. GOP also improved with 18-29 year-olds since 2010. [img]http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=http://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/files/2014/11/Compare-on-support.png&w=1484[/img] ...


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Is it possible to replace the words in this comic without it looking like crap? - 90proofprofessional
I'm hoping "LIBERALS" here can be replaced by "RACISTS." Would someone do this, if possible? [img]http://i.imgur.com/QgAIEuY.gif[/img] :cheers:...


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