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STICKY: Provisioning for his annual hobo safari costs money. Help out Ace on Amazon Prime Day (and any other day for that matter). If using Chrome, load the Philanthropist extension, then add aoshq-20 to the associate line. Presto Change-O, every time you buy on Amazon, you should be kicking back a little to Ace. [krak/t]
Headlines: 07/28/2016
Heat wave causing horse poop to burst into flames
If only this were in Philadelphia... [CBD]
The Real Reason for Obama's Cuba Breakthrough Failure of socialism in Venezuela is imperiling regime survival in Cuba. "For the past 15 years Venezuela has been shipping oil to Cuba, which in turn sends thousands of doctors and other professionals to Venezuela. The swap is lucrative for the communist-controlled island, which pays doctors a paltry few hundred dollars a month. It gets more oil than it needs, and sells the surplus. That makes Cuba perhaps the only importer that prefers high oil prices. Venezuelan support is thought to be worth 12-20% of Cuba's GDP. Recently, the arrangement has wobbled. Low prices have slashed Cuba’s profit from the resale of oil." [CBD]
Bloomberg Group Called Tsarnaev a Gun Victim on a List It Copied from Slate Bloomberg changed NYC, and not for the better. He is a bad and arrogant and dismissive man. [CBD]
Headlines: 07/27/2016
My Family's "Americaversary" "Every July, my family celebrates our "Americaversary." It marks the dates my family arrived in the United States from the Soviet Union. I arrived on July 20, 1978 with my mom, when I was just 1-year old. My father had arrived a year earlier, on July 7. I often write something for it; about how lucky I feel to have been able to grow up here and how conscious I have been over the entirety of my life of how easily things could have gone differently. I write about how much I love America, how it's the last, best hope for freedom in the world, and how much it means to me to be American." [CBD]
Headlines: 7/26/16
College Antisemitism Increasing In 2016 “Anti-Zionists are attempting to harm, alienate, and ostracize Jewish students; it is Jewish students’ civil rights that are being trampled,” Anti-Zionism has never been about just Israel...it has always been about anti-Semitism. [CBD]
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Bernies in Philadelphia. "“Capitalism as an idea is unsustainable,” says a man named Xander, as he sits in the grass outside of a third tent city. (At this tent city, journalists are asked to prove they are not policemen by eating a non-GMO peach, for reasons that are unclear because at this point our notes just read, “Guy without beard says, ‘A Snickers bar does not equal the Taj Mahal.’” Peach eaten.)" [Weirddave]
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Why are voters so angry? Fantastic historical rundown of the way America went from a land of freedom and opportunity to a nation subservient to an unelected bureaucracy. If this one article could be taught in schools, I dunno, call the class "Civics" or something, what a difference it would make. [Weirddave]
You're charging your smart phone wrong.
Egads. Battery advice changes as often as nutrition advice. [ArthurK]
Headlines: 07/25/2016
Bias? What bias? Now move along little news consumer. Here are just 5 emails that show the DNC was coordinating with the press. Guess we need Vox, Twitter, HuffPo and the others to explain this away. [Mis. Hum.]
Little Brandon Finnegan, formerly known as CAC makes it big. Those who participate in the AoSDD have heard this before, again and again. [Mis. Hum.]
Horrifying. Japan knife attack: 19 reportedly dead. "At least 19 people have been killed in a stabbing attack at a facility for disabled people in the city of Sagamihara, west of Tokyo, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK and Japan's Kyodo News agency, citing police." Assailant turned himself in. Reportedly a former employee. [Y-not]
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