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So sad…

When charter schools are nonprofit in name only Many institutions are paying for-profit companies for management services, and regulators are taking notice http://www.salon.com/2014/12/11/when_charter_schools_are_nonprofit_in_name_only_partner/ The rich get richer, the taxpayer takes it in the ass. Ain’t America Grand? Moveon.org has decided … Continue reading

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Been busy

It is a nice change of pace that my days are going by so fast that I don’t have time to blog. However, there are a number of topics I would like to blog on (I won’t list the links … Continue reading

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Now the GOP must put up, else be shut up in two years

Another rambling post… Lots of talk about a GOP landslide with the last election (man I was getting tired of those damn ads!), but I believe the reality is that if the GOP can’t make something positive happen for the … Continue reading

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Finally! An explanation!

The big “middle class” rip-off: How a short sale taught me rich people’s ethics So many of us are clueless about business and finance. Here’s why that’s just the way the investment class likes it http://www.salon.com/2014/09/29/the_big_middle_class_rip_off_how_a_short_sale_taught_me_rich_peoples_ethics/ An interesting article that … Continue reading

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When things worked as planned…

The Astonishing Story of the Federal Reserve on 9-11 http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/10/1328813/-The-Astonishing-Story-of-the-Federal-Reserve-on-9-11 Yes, I know that the Fed really isn’t part of the govt, so this really isn’t praise for the govt, but it is an amazing read and remarkably gripping considering … Continue reading

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Well said

U.S. Falling Into the Islamic State’s Trap https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/17/u-s-falling-islamic-states-trap/ This post almost exactly echos my thoughts about these ISIS (or whatever they call themselves) dewds in Iraq: they are going to fade away if they can’t get the US to attack … Continue reading

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Legalized theft

The real Olive Garden scandal: Why greedy hedge funders suddenly care so much about breadsticks Remember that “hilarious” report last week ripping the chain eatery to pieces? The back story will infuriate you http://www.salon.com/2014/09/17/the_real_olive_garden_scandal_why_greedy_hedge_funders_suddenly_care_so_much_about_breadsticks/ This is really the core problem … Continue reading

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Not so bad after all…

Crystals Reveal Early Earth Wasn’t as ‘Hellish’ as Previously Thought http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/17192/20140916/crystals-reveal-early-earth-wasnt-hellish-previously-thought.htm It is increasingly being held that there was water on the surface of the early Earth, possibly even before the impact that created the moon. During the late heavy … Continue reading

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Artificial spleen

Next Generation: Blood-Cleansing Device An external device that mimics the structure of a spleen can cleanse the blood of rats with acute sepsis, ridding the fluid of pathogens and toxins. http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40979/title/Next-Generation–Blood-Cleansing-Device/ A cool idea, but an interesting caveat: Fink cautioned … Continue reading

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Is Skynet really something to worry about?

When machines outsmart humans http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/09/opinion/bostrom-machine-superintelligence/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 I suppose someone should worry about this sort of thing, but much like the The Cambridge Project for Existential Risk I think it is largely a total waste of time (for society, of course; for … Continue reading

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