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The US Chamber of Commerce is Evil (nytimes.com)
by Patrick on 30 Dec 2017  6 comments, latest an hour ago
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/0 Businesses were smart, though, and instead they began to use benefits to compete. Specifically, to offer more, and more generous, health care insurance.Then, in 1943, the Internal Revenue Service...

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California poverty capital of America (latimes.com)
by Patrick on 15 Jan 2018  50 comments, latest 15 hours ago
Self-interest in the social-services community may be at fault. As economist William A. Niskanen explained back in 1971, public agencies seek to maximize their budgets, through which they acquire increased...

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Your computer can transmit data on radio frequencies even without any radio hardware (news.softpedia.com)
by Patrick on 17 Jan 2018  2 comments, latest a day ago
http://news.softpedia.com/news Computer tech expert William Entriken has created a C library that can make a computer emit radio waves even if the device doesn't include any radio transmission hardware.His program,...

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Medical marijuana laws lead to a decrease in violent crime in states that border Mexico (onlinelibrary.wiley.com)
by Patrick on 15 Jan 2018  1 comment, latest 3 days ago
We show that the introduction of medical marijuana laws (MMLs) leads to a decrease in violent crime in states that border Mexico. The reduction in crime is strongest for counties...

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Swedish House Prices in Freefall (telegraaf.nl)
by Patrick on 13 Jan 2018  6 comments, latest 4 days ago
De huizenprijzen in Zweden zijn de laatste drie maanden met 7% gedaald, meldde persbureau Bloomberg maandag. Volgens Bloomberg moet de Zweedse overheid mogelijk maatregelen nemen om nationale banken te beschermen.OK,...

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Clever Old Dog
by Patrick on 13 Jan 2018  3 comments, latest 4 days ago
An old Doberman starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a lion heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch....

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Women do not like reporting to women (theatlantic.com)
by Patrick on 13 Jan 2018  16 comments, latest 4 days ago
In 2011, Kim Elsesser, a lecturer at UCLA, analyzed responses from more than 60,000 people and found that women—even those who were managers themselves—were more likely to want a male...

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Immigration arrests 7-11 franchise owners in illegal alien employment scheme (ice.gov)
by Patrick on 11 Jan 2018  21 comments, latest 5 days ago
https://www.ice.gov/news/relea BROOKLYN, N.Y – Two indictments were unsealed Monday charging eight men and one woman from Long Island with conspiring to commit wire fraud, stealing identities and concealing and...

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Nationwide scams millions of workers out of their retirement savings
by Patrick on 12 Jan 2018  16 comments, latest 6 days ago
My wife got a job where the 401k is limited to certain mutual funds offered by Nationwide.The mutual funds themselves are OK, some are even the low-cost Vanguard index funds...

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Heartland Democrats to Washington: You’re Killing Us (politico.com)
by Patrick on 11 Jan 2018  5 comments, latest 7 days ago
https://www.politico.com/magaz From the Appalachian regions of Ohio to the Iron Range of Minnesota and the northern reaches of Michigan and Wisconsin, across Iowa and Missouri and through the southern swaths...

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From now on I will delete every single comment that is about another user.
by Patrick on 8 Jan 2018  97 comments, latest 7 days ago
Just talk about anything else in the world.I don't care if the site dies, you may not talk about the other users.

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Vermont newspaper editor fired for objecting to random made-up genders on driver's licenses (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 10 Jan 2018  3 comments, latest 8 days ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new Vermont newspaper editor fired for tweeting that state offering a third gender choice on driving licenses was 'one step closer to the apocalypse'Denis Finley, the executive editor at the...

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Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me (gizmodo.com)
by Patrick on 1 Sep 2017  43 comments, latest 8 days ago
http://gizmodo.com/yes-google- The Google salespeople were encouraging Forbes to add Plus’s “+1" social buttons to articles on the site, alongside the Facebook Like button and the Reddit share button. They said...

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Second suicide in group that worked on whistleblower system... (freedom.press)
by Patrick on 9 Jan 2018  5 comments, latest 9 days ago
https://freedom.press/news/tri It was with an extremely heavy heart that we recently learned our friend and former colleague James Dolan—one of the co-creators of SecureDrop and Freedom of the Press Foundation’s...

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Anyone want to have their own forum?
by Patrick on 7 Jan 2018  221 comments, latest 9 days ago
I'm working on making it easy to spin up new clones of patrick.net under different domain names.Anyone have a particular love of a topic and want to be a co-founder...

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Have You Experienced Illegal Employment Practices At Google? (dhillonlaw.com)
by Patrick on 8 Jan 2018  2 comments, latest 10 days ago
https://www.dhillonlaw.com/blo On behalf of current firm clients, Dhillon Law Group is investigating Google’s employment discrimination against employees on the basis of their political views and other protected characteristics, as well...

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Impact Of The New 2018 Tax Law On Real Estate Owners (aspenvalues.com)
by Patrick on 7 Jan 2018  7 comments, latest 11 days ago
http://www.aspenvalues.com/Blo As a result of doubling the standard deduction to $12,000 for single filers and $24,000 for married filing jointly, according to Moody’s Analytics, as many as 38 million Americans...

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List of houses in England which have had price cut by half (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 7 Jan 2018  Posted 12 days ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pro As price reductions sweep across Britain's high streets, estate agents are getting in on the action by slashing property values by up to a massive 50 per cent.We have...

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Another fraudulent DMCA takedown threat against patrick.net?
by Patrick on 5 Jan 2018  11 comments, latest 12 days ago
Hello Alex,if you attempt to issue a fraudulent DMCA takedown notice for merely linking to another site, I will file a 512(f) claim for monetary damages.Also note that I am...

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How Do I Block Calls From “Scam Likely”? (payetteforward.com)
by Patrick on 28 Dec 2017  5 comments, latest 13 days ago
For many iPhone and Android smartphone users, knowing that a scammer is calling isn’t enough: they want to block the scam calls altogether. Fortunately, if T-Mobile is your wireless provider,...
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