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Actually crime rates in the U.S. are going down
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 2 minutes ago: Neil Howe is a historian, economist, and demographer, and the recognized leading authority on generational trends. He is the bestselling author of over a dozen books, including Generations, which Al Gore called the most...

The "creative class" is leaving SF for Portland
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 5 minutes ago: For three years, I'm circling America to live for a month each in 28 cities, starting from Miami and ending in New York City. The point is to write a book about revitalizing cities...

Illinois Democrats Seek To Tax Their Way Out Of Fiscal Mess
By zzyzzx in misc   74 comments, latest 14 minutes ago:
socal2 says iwog says utoworkers for Mazda, Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Volvo, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Ford, GM, Chrysler in Mexico are not unionized. So all the jobs leaving Detroit were due to ridiculous Republican free trade agreements...

Egyptian Press Identifies Barack Obama As A Complete Moron
By indigenous in misc   29 comments, latest 14 minutes ago:
Dan8267 says I'm no fan of Obama. I've gone on the record multiple times stating that he is the worst president ever, even worse than Bush. However, anyone who calls Obama a moron but didn't...

Syphilis Soars 79% in Rhode Island Thanks to Social Media
By zzyzzx in misc   6 comments, latest 1 hour ago:
Vicente says What's up with the red nose? A little-known movie these days:

Google announcement is bombshell
By tovarichpeter in misc   5 comments, latest 1 hour ago:
CaptainShuddup says I like buying things at the brick and mortar stores then Googling them to see how what I paid compares, as well as get fresh copy on the specs of the item. I...

Nearly 1 in 7 Hispanic adults has some hearing loss
By tvgnus in misc   7 comments, latest 1 hour ago:
komputodo says In 30 years or so there will be an entire generation of old obese, deaf, diabetic, tattooed and pierced morons.

Whooo Doggie! Those Insurance stocks are on a tare!
By CaptainShuddup in misc   11 comments, latest 1 hour ago:
Quigley says Yah I don't see how any liberal or progressive could reasonably defend Obamacare. All it's done is mandate payment for medical insurance (or tax which will be turned over to the medical insurers...

HELOC chickens coming home to roost
By tvgnus in misc   2 comments, latest 1 hour ago:
Quigley says "Thia will likely cause house prices to retreat to 1960s prices" Who is this "Thia" and how will she manage that? Hah! Autocorrect is so dumb. Iphone, right?

By Patrick in misc   10 comments, latest 1 hour ago:
CaptainShuddup says Well there's not a day that new internet laws are not made. Usually in favor of big companies. I got an idea how about we go back to keyword indexing, and willfully lying...

How Nice For Grandma
By tovarichpeter in misc   2 comments, latest 1 hour ago:
CaptainShuddup says Somebody has Grandma issues.

By Patrick in companies   1 comment, latest 1 hour ago:
Patrick says Max Levchin, with his start-up, Affirm, is trying to take on the big banks and revolutionize online lending for a younger generation of Americans. This morning, Levchin announced that he has raised...

app as effective at testing eyesight as optician's clinic
By curious2 in misc   posted 1 hour ago:
"A smartphone app is as effective at testing eyesight as an optician's clinic, a trial suggests." I have commented elsewhere that you can get a complete pair of generic glasses for $20 from Zenni Optical....

Here's why I don't donate to organized charities.
By CaptainShuddup in misc   1 comment, latest 2 hours ago:
P N Dr Lo R says CaptainShuddup says The United Nations World Food Program I think that is the problem, not charities in general.

I Love OS X and Hate Macs
By Bellingham Bill in misc   7 comments, latest 2 hours ago:
jazz music says Nerds rule, pedestrians drool ... unless you look like a fashion model or roll in daddy's money! control point says NERDS

Google needs more android developers
By tovarichpeter in misc   1 comment, latest 2 hours ago:
CaptainShuddup says We've already got one and it's free. What Google so desperately needs is a native compiler, then they will eat Windows and Apples lunch. Sounds like they want to make $200 a month...

How federal govt financed water shortage
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 2 hours ago:
http://www.scientificamerican. The water shortages that have brought California, Arizona and other Western states to the edge of an environmental cliff have been attributed to a historic climate event—a dry spell that experts worry could be...

Who owns this road in Walnut Creek?
By tovarichpeter in misc   8 comments, latest 4 hours ago:
Dan8267 says thunderlips11 says Apparently a former mayor once lived along the street - he's the one who probably cooked up the scheme. I would be very suspicious of him as well. Means, motive, and...

China still reigns but India gaining rapidly
By tovarichpeter in misc   6 comments, latest 4 hours ago:
Bellingham Bill says ^ that first graph is funny; back in '89 I had the choice between Mandarin and Japanese at school (shoulda taken Swedish instead but that is another story). Didn't put a lot...

The Bad Intelligence
By Vicente in misc   4 comments, latest 5 hours ago:
bgamall4 says Condi warned of mushroom clouds, remember? She was not talking about chemical weapons. She was in on 9/11 because she also lied when she said the government did not know planes would be...

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