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Germany Restricts Facebook’s Data Gathering (nytimes.com)
by Patrick on 7 Feb 2019  9 comments, latest 11 hours ago
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0 The agency said Facebook had exploited its dominant position in Germany by presenting people with an all-or-nothing choice: submit to unlimited data collection by the company or simply not...

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Pot stocks fighting
by Patrick on 18 Feb 2019  15 comments, latest 18 hours ago
Got these in the mail recently:Green Growth is offering $9 and change per share of Aphria. I don't like it because I paid $11 per share.There is no clear way...

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Patrick looking for a new stock
by Patrick on 24 Aug 2018  45 comments, latest 18 hours ago
Now that Pepsi is buying SODA, I'm looking for a new place to put that money.I'm too old to take massive risks with money, but a little risk is OK....

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US Supreme Court Rules To Limit States' Ability To Seize Property, Impose Fines (zerohedge.com)
by Patrick on 20 Feb 2019  5 comments, latest 20 hours ago
https://www.zerohedge.com/news The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that the Excessive Fines Clause in the 8th Amendment applies to state and local governments. Announced in an opinion written by...

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I am sick of the sexism directed against men, and men alone
by Patrick on 19 Feb 2019  19 comments, latest 2 days ago
Women have two ways to win: find a man to take care of them, or make their own money.Men have just one way: money.Men exist to provide for a woman...

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Why we are so lucky to have Trump as President (realclearpolitics.com)
by Patrick on 10 Feb 2019  71 comments, latest 2 days ago
https://www.realclearpolitics. “My opposition to Donald Trump was wrong,” said Dennis Prager, describing Donald Trump as a “great president” whose political successes are connected to a disregard for the left-wing and...

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Colorado man kills mountain lion with bare hands (foxnews.com)
by Patrick on 18 Feb 2019  11 comments, latest 3 days ago
https://www.foxnews.com/us/man Kauffman, originally from Alabama, said in an interview released by Colorado Parks and Wildlife that he wanted to "go on a pretty long scenic run," and headed out around...

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Sexual predator escapes justice by dying at the age of 95 (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 18 Feb 2019  9 comments, latest 4 days ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne Mendonsa revealed that he had been on a date with another woman named Rita Petry at Radio City Music Hall when news of the Japanese surrender was announced.'They stopped...

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AI getting very good at generating fake news stories, given a little input to start with (zerohedge.com)
by Patrick on 16 Feb 2019  7 comments, latest 5 days ago
https://www.zerohedge.com/news An example of this was recently reported by technology website stuff, detailing an example published last Thursday. The system was given sample text of: "A train carriage containing controlled...

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Elitist attacks on free speech (illegal memes!) are motivating resistance (steemit.com)
by Patrick on 11 Nov 2018  19 comments, latest 5 days ago
https://steemit.com/news/@lady That being said, free speech is even more than a right: it is an essential tool for freedom. The bold attack on free speech portrays that there are ripples...

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The plan is working: millions trapped by non-dischargeable student loan debt (bloombergquint.com)
by Patrick on 16 Feb 2019  14 comments, latest 5 days ago
https://www.bloombergquint.com (Bloomberg) -- Student-loan delinquencies surged last year, hitting consecutive records of $166.3 billion in the third quarter and $166.4 billion in the fourth. Bloomberg calculated the dollar amounts from...

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7 reasons stocks are better than real estate (marketwatch.com)
by Patrick on 24 Apr 2018  21 comments, latest 7 days ago
You’ve heard this before: Stocks, over time, outperform real estate.There are many schools of thought on this but one common statistic that gets tossed around shows equities over the past...

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DMCA routinely used to stifle First Amendment rights via fraudulent takedown notices (arstechnica.com)
by Patrick on 15 Feb 2019  2 comments, latest 7 days ago
https://arstechnica.com/tech-p In a February 12 letter (PDF) to District of New Jersey Judge Anne Thompson, NJ Assistant AG Glenn J. Moramarco writes that a recent takedown notice submitted to Cloudflare...

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Liberals and Conservatives React in Wildly Different Ways to Repulsive Pictures (theatlantic.com)
by Patrick on 12 Feb 2019  14 comments, latest 8 days ago
https://www.theatlantic.com/ma When the data began rolling in, any skepticism about the project quickly dissolved. The subjects, 83 in total, were first shown a randomized mixture of neutral and emotionally evocative...

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Fish Appear to Recognize Themselves in the Mirror (sciencedaily.com)
by Patrick on 13 Feb 2019  1 comment, latest 9 days ago
https://www.sciencedaily.com/r A species of fish, the cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus), responds to its reflection and attempts to remove marks on its body during the mirror test -- a method held...

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Liquidity crises in the mortgage market (brookings.edu)
by Patrick on 31 Mar 2018  6 comments, latest 9 days ago
Of particular importance, these liquidity vulnerabilities are still present in 2018, and arguably the potential for liquidity issues associated with mortgage servicing is even greater than pre-financial crisis. These liquidity...

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Article on rich renters fails to even note the existence of overpriced housing (marketwatch.com)
by Patrick on 12 Feb 2019  6 comments, latest 9 days ago
https://www.marketwatch.com/st Some affluent people simply don’t want to buy. “There has been a change in the attitude toward home-owning after the financial crisis, particularly amongst higher income households,” says Tendayi...

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Michel Houellebecq: Trump is great (spectator.us)
by Patrick on 12 Feb 2019  Posted 9 days ago
https://spectator.us/michel-ho Michel Houellebecq, arguably the greatest French intellectual of our age, has just come out as a Trumpist, of sorts. In a deeply sardonic though sincere article in the latest...

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A Fight Both Liberals and Conservatives Can Rally Around (washingtonsblog.com)
by Patrick on 10 Feb 2019  4 comments, latest 11 days ago
https://washingtonsblog.com/20 But both liberals and conservatives are inspired by the wise, non-partisan words of the supreme ass-kicker Teddy Roosevelt: "Political parties exist to secure responsible government and to execute the...

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Singer wears 'build the wall' gown to Grammys (sfgate.com)
by Patrick on 10 Feb 2019  Posted 11 days ago
https://www.sfgate.com/news/ar Joy Villa has another controversial dress for the Grammys.Photographers shot photos of her Sunday with a gown depicting barbed wire on her shoulders and a spiky headpiece.The back of...
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