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Can someone explain to me why I can't use Adobe stuff with Chrome lately - 90proofprofessional
Since the last Chrome update, I can't use my Reader plugin for opening PDFs in browser, which I liked. Looking around I see that it's an issue of NPAPI support. No idea about the technical aspects of that. Now I'm getting warnings that certain sites are using a plugin that will soon be unsupporte...
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Buffett weighs in on min wage: MW=suck, EITC=awesome - 90proofprofessional
Is his analysis sound? [quote]I may wish to have all jobs pay at least $15 an hour. But that minimum would almost certainly reduce employment in a major way, crushing many workers possessing only basic skills. Smaller increases, though obviously welcome, will still leave many hardworking Americans ...
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Does PT feel as strongly about overtime pay rules as it does about min wage law? - 90proofprofessional
Looks like DOL is about to raise the overtime exemption from about $455/week to $984/week. That's basically a generous inflation adjustment for the 1975 threshold. [link=(http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/15/pf/overtime-pay/)]LINK[/link] [quote]The way it works now, companies can avoid paying OT to...
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CATS doesn't have enough buses and needs money y'all - 90proofprofessional
[link=(https://www.businessreport.com/article/cats-board-consider-six-month-lease-refurbished-buses)]LINK[/link] [quote]A Capital Area Transit System committee is recommending that the full CATS board approve this afternoon a short-term lease of 10 refurbished buses to help the system manage a f...
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Obama being attacked for sexism against Liz Warren in trade bill disagreement - 90proofprofessional
This is just bizarre: [link=(http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/sherrod-brown-barack-obama-gender-role-elizabeth-warren-spat-117866.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the top Democratic opponents of President Barack Obama’s trade agenda, criticized Obama on Tuesday for what...
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PhD student submits/defends 149-pg dissertation w/no punctuation, in protest of - 90proofprofessional
“the blind acceptance of English language conventions in academia.” Take that, shitlords of academia! [quote]A Ph.D. candidate in architecture at the University of British Columbia has successfully defended a 149-page, 52,438-word dissertation without any punctuation, The National Post reported. ...
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CATS CEO bout to get a big raise - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Mirabito currently earns $147,000 a year. He was hired on an interim basis in May 2013 with an annual salary of $140,000. As first reported by Daily Report, the three-year contract that the full CATS Board of Commissioners will take up on Tuesday would provide for an annual base salary of ...
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Indiana pizzeria updates, overdue - 90proofprofessional
[quote]The Indiana pizzeria that closed its doors after wading into the heated debate over the Hoosier State's "religious freedom" law reopened Thursday, the Associated Press reported. Kevin O'Connor, the owner of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Ind., told the AP that customers quickly filled the re...
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Has a certain trust fund baby made you question your stance on inheritance tax - 90proofprofessional
by "demonstrating" just how triflin' and unproductive trust fund babies can be? The troll threads are successful, this much is undeniable. But how effective is the over-arching meta-argument being made here? ...
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Obama admin just LITERALLY SAVED THE PLANET and our drinking water - 90proofprofessional
[link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/21/us/politics/obama-administration-unveils-federal-fracking-regulations.html?_r=0)]Admin releases first set of comprehensive fracking regulations[/link]. [quote]WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday unveiled the nation’s first major federal regulati...
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Reminder: the Sequester was supposed to destroy between 0.7 & 1.8 million jobs - 90proofprofessional
Nice succinct chart with range of high-profile estimates: [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAd7d5FWsAA3aac.jpg[/img] If you want to click on those links, or to see a little bit of talk on how we should be thanking the Fed, [link=(http://macromarketmusings.blogspot.com/2015/03/ramesh-ponnuru-on...
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Hillary expresses "regret" about "any misperception of transparency issues" - 90proofprofessional
She looks like she might be being sincere. [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xobY1Wx6Kls)]LINK[/link]...
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Walker update thread- a day should never pass without one! - 90proofprofessional
Today our hero's RTW bill drew rare direct comment and criticism from the President. Then Walker's all like WHOA WTF BRO GUESS I'M THE FRONTRUNNER LOL [link=(http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-03-11/scott-walker-maybe-we-re-the-front-runner-in-2016-republican-race)]LINK[/link] [qu...
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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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