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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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Fun 2-minute video of Chris Christie being a big, fat boss - 90proofprofessional
To brighten the day of any who may be inclined to watch him refusing to take any shit: [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaqK7w9SzT0)]LINK[/link] :cheers:...


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Health-spending deceleration: mostly Bush's fault, apparently - 90proofprofessional
[link=(http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2014/10/21/the-500-billion-medicare-slowdown-a-story-about-part-d/)]LINK[/link] [quote]A great deal of analysis has been published on the causes of the health care spending slowdown system-wide — including in the pages of [i]Health Affairs[/i]. Much attention in...


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Updated CEO pay OP: CEOs earn 3.8 times average worker - 90proofprofessional
Is it too large, about right, or too small? What would be ideal? What is the actual ratio of average worker to CEO pay? (cheating allowed) Update: Bureau of Labor Statistics says [link=(http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000)]the ratio is ~3.8 to 1.[/link] Average CEO as of May...


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Wal-Mart getting into the banking business - 90proofprofessional
[link=(http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/wal-mart-stores-are-clustered-near-the-unbanked/)]and it makes a lot of sense[/link] [quote]Wal-Mart announced last week that it will partner with Green Dot, an issuer of prepaid debit cards, to offer low-fee checking accounts to customers in all Wal-Mart s...


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Excellent (but longish) read on what we usually mean when we say "Science" - 90proofprofessional
for nobody to read, by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry: [quote]Here's one certain sign that something is very wrong with our collective mind: Everybody uses a word, but no one is clear on what the word actually means. One of those words is "science." Everybody uses it. Science says this, science says t...


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Are we successfully bending the healthcare cost curve? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Growth in Health Spending Exceeds 4%, Driven by Prescription Drugs SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 ANN ARBOR, MI— Health spending in July 2014 grew 4.3% over July 2013, bringing the year-to-date increase to 4.4%. This is well above the 3.6% growth rate estimated for 2013 by the Centers for Medicare & Me...


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Maids reveal: Michael Jackson even more disgusting than previously thought - 90proofprofessional
[link=(http://nypost.com/2014/08/10/michael-jacksons-ex-maids-reveal-madness-at-neverland/)]King of Poop[/link] Some excerpted highlights, for you to read one or two of: [quote]“Michael sometimes ran around where the animals were, and he’d track poop throughout the house and think nothing of it,...


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Could an expert on the global/fascist Elite tell me a bit about - 90proofprofessional
what their relationship with and opinions on ISIS might be, and if ISIS might be a nuisance/help to their goals? Could I also get an idea of how what Obama intends to do & is doing in response might fit in with their plans? ETA: hopefully I'm not confusing two groups with the global/fascist d...


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Cafe owner charges Min Wage fee in response to increase, libs irate - 90proofprofessional
[link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/06/minimum-wage-fee_n_5656278.html?1407364773&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067)]LINK[/link] [quote]A new "minimum wage fee" tacked on to receipts at a Minnesota restaurant is proving hard for customers to stomach. Facebook users are bombarding Oasis Café, ...


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QE Update: down to $25bil this month, still ending in October - 90proofprofessional
Just so the politards are current. :cheers: [quote]Fed policymakers, as anticipated, agreed to reduce purchases of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities to $25 billion a month from $35 billion. The Fed has said it expects to end the program in October.[/quote] [quote]The statement conced...


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No thread on St George FRONTLINE documentary? - 90proofprofessional
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/home/9558319-125/st-george-backers-nervous-about)]Searched but did not find[/link] [quote]he proposed city of St. George has found itself in the uncomfortable glow of the national spotlight once again — this time with a 30-minute PBS FRONTLINE special scheduled to air ...


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Is Scott Walker a legit contender? - 90proofprofessional
After Decatur's thread earlier, I looked into today's Walker story a bit more, and noticed how it had been reported. I saw the story on NYT's page with the headline of "Prosecutors in Wisconsin Say Gov. Scott Walker Had Central Role in Fund-raising Scheme." Not until 6 paragraphs down did it poi...


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