Heraclitusstudent

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The latest 911 conspiracy theory (europhysicsnews.org)
by Heraclitusstudent on 14 Sep 2016  233 comments, latest 3 years ago
Since our official conspiracy theorist is no longer posting, I thought I'd fill-in for a day. :-) Interestingly the latest theory comes from the European physicists community (generally unaccustomed to...

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Of the stupidity of keynesian policies... (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 4 Feb 2014  134 comments, latest 5 years ago
... And let me start by saying, by Keynesianism, I mean the current use of economic stimulus in the US and Japan for example. So in 2006 people in the...

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How will we survive when the population hits 10 billions? (ted.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 29 Oct 2018  106 comments, latest 8 months ago
By 2050, an estimated 10 billion people will live on earth. Plus 1 billion per decade. When a culture of protozoa hits the size of the Petri dish, they drown...

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Economists Find China Killing U.S. Factory Jobs (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 18 Jun 2015  99 comments, latest 4 years ago
An other DUUUHHH moment for economists.... http://www.bloomberg.com/polit

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Texter shot dead in theater (news.yahoo.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 14 Jan 2014  92 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://news.yahoo.com/man-71-k "The police report said Reeves fired one shot from his .380 caliber semiautomatic handgun after the two men exchanged words over Oulson's use of his smartphone shortly before a...

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Tsipras growing more delusional (news.yahoo.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 16 Jun 2015  82 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://news.yahoo.com/greek-pm Alexis Tsipras lashed out at Greece's creditors on Tuesday, accusing them of trying to "humiliate" Greeks... Mr. Tsipras also accused the fund of “criminal” responsibility for errors in Greece’s...

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The future of Islam
by Heraclitusstudent on 18 Nov 2015  75 comments, latest 4 years ago
Good discussion here. On the one hand we will not convert 1+B of Muslims to atheism overnight. On the other liberals need to do more to call out evil and...

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Living in cars, working for Amazon: meet America's new nomads (theguardian.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 5 Dec 2017  74 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://www.theguardian.com/co Not a race to the bottom?#economy

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CO2 greenhouse effect in details (scienceofdoom.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 10 Jan 2018  74 comments, latest a year ago
Direct proofs of the greenhouse effect created by CO2. https://scienceofdoom.com/road "What is interesting is seeing the actual values of longwave radiation at the earth’s surface and the comparison 1-d simulations...

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I'm liquidating my stocks and going to cash
by Heraclitusstudent on 28 Mar 2019  74 comments, latest 2 months ago
Rash... I know. I think the best we can hope at this point is 1 year of slow growth and a volatile market before some kind of recession.

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Capitalism is dying... (zdnet.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 13 Jul 2018  72 comments, latest a year ago
Capitalism creates such a level of efficiency as to make a large part of humanity useless. Half the US population couldn't come up with $400 to face an emergency. The...

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Teaching everyone to code is delusional (singularityhub.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 1 Jan 2015  71 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://singularityhub.com/2014 Since 2005, Ive been grappling with the issue of what to teach young people. Ive written curricula for junior high students in the US, for a UNICEF program reaching...

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Why millennials like Bernie (news.yahoo.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 23 Feb 2016  70 comments, latest 3 years ago
It's not free stuff. It's really not complicated: "Asked to identify the country's top problems, respondents saw corruption as the chief challenge, with 38% listing it. In his stump speeches,...

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In defense of guns (tribunist.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 16 Jun 2016  66 comments, latest 3 years ago
There is a lot of emotions about gun controls, and I'm in favor of some level of gun control, and licenses requiring specific training to own guns. But we need...

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Young Adults Are Losing All Hope of Buying a Starter Home (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 19 Mar 2015  64 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/

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Why girls don't do tech (nytimes.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 4 Nov 2014  61 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11 3 Million ‘Frozen’ Princess Dresses Sold, Disney Says

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Iwog 20% correction soon? (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 2 Sep 2016  61 comments, latest 3 years ago
https://www.bloomberg.com/view Global growth is weak, and will be eroded further by Brexit. Oil prices are low, and likely to plunge further. The world has excess capacity and a wage-depressing labor...

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Boomers most likely to buy a new car (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 5 Aug 2013  59 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/ The 55-to-64-year-old age group, the oldest of the boomers, has become the cohort most likely to buy a new car... The whole economy is build around the savingless boomers...

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Japans Population Shrinks for Third Year (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 15 Apr 2014  59 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/ The recommended solution: "We have argued for some time that Japan has a lot to learn from Australia and the U.S., which have demonstrated successfully that welcoming people from...

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Idiocracy: Researchers say Western IQs dropped 14 points over last century (yahoo.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 7 Feb 2017  57 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://www.yahoo.com/news/blo "So why has there been such a steady drop? As UPI notes, previous research studies have found that women of higher intelligence tend to have fewer children on average,...

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Stormy Daniels Suing Donald Trump Means She Turned Over Potential Sexts and Photos
by Heraclitusstudent on 7 Mar 2018  55 comments, latest a year ago
Classy...

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2.4 Millions Missing Households (forbes.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 25 Jul 2013  49 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.forbes.com/sites/tr > It will take lower housing prices or lower rents. They are priced out and will remain so jobs or not.#housing

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Trade message being felt: the theory doesn't work (nytimes.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 15 Mar 2016  49 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03 "What seems most striking is that the angry working class — dismissed so often as myopic, unable to understand the economic trade-offs presented by trade — appears to have...

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James Damore just filed a class action lawsuit against Google, saying it discriminates against white male conservatives (yahoo.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 8 Jan 2018  48 comments, latest a year ago
Anyone think this has a chance against Google? https://www.yahoo.com/news/jam #discrimination

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Donald Trump finally went too far for Republicans (vox.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 14 Feb 2016  42 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://www.vox.com/2016/2/14/1 "Trump said that invading Iraq was a disaster, that the country was misled into invading Iraq by the Bush administration, and that the claim that Bush kept the country...

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Fuel economy
by Heraclitusstudent on 3 Aug 2018  41 comments, latest 3 months ago
President Trump’s proposed this week to weaken fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucksThis begs a few questions: Does he like to pay a lot for oil to Arab countries?...

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American Students Know Almost Nothing About Their College Loans (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 3 Feb 2016  40 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/ - "just 38 percent of those with loans were able to identify how much they had borrowed" - "Only 8 percent knew the interest rate on their loan" ---------------------...

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Gas prices
by Heraclitusstudent on 4 Jan 2019  40 comments, latest 4 months ago
June 2008: - Oil ~$150- Gas ~$4 Jan 2019: - Oil <$50- Gas ~$4... falling from the OPEC cartel frying pan into the oil refiners cartel fire?

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Cost of healthcare in France
by Heraclitusstudent on 7 Sep 2016  38 comments, latest 3 years ago
1st person experience: - 1 doctor visit: 23 euros (This is a private doctor office. 1 day wait time to get an appointment. He did a test to diagnose an...

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Why Trump can't be president (finance.yahoo.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 2 Mar 2016  37 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ " We've been telling Trump supporters that he is a racist, a sexist, and a bigot, as reasons for why Trump should not and cannot be the next president...

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Tracking signs of the next recession
by Heraclitusstudent on 2 Nov 2017  36 comments, latest 2 years ago
Give it a year. Maybe less. #investing

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Tech companies cartel conspiring to keep engineer wages low (pando.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 22 Mar 2014  34 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://pando.com/2014/03/22/re "Back in January, I wrote about “The Techtopus” — an illegal agreement between seven tech giants, including Apple, Google, and Intel, to suppress wages for tens of thousands of...

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Soros Warns of 'Mortal Danger' for 'open societies' in China Using AI (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 25 Jan 2019  34 comments, latest 5 months ago
The guy is freaking out. https://www.bloomberg.com/news Trade war should turn to tech war pretty fast. Huawei is just the beginning.

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Testimony in front of congress
by Heraclitusstudent on 10 Apr 2018  33 comments, latest a year ago
The usual cinema, where congressmen can look mad at something, and the witness can apologize and act humbly, before everything goes back exactly as it was before. Zucks will be...

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New Macbook pros...
by Heraclitusstudent on 27 Oct 2016  33 comments, latest 3 years ago
Meeehhh.... - Ok so Apple finally moved from 4th gen Intel core proc to 6th gen.... except Dell and HP are busy selling 7th gen computers. It may be ok...

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Economists still don't get it on trade (nytimes.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 10 Mar 2016  32 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03 "Annual imports of Chinese tires increased to 46 million in 2008 from 15 million in 2004, and American tire makers shed several thousands of jobs. So the Obama administration,...

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Mortgages applications down, inventory up, yoy
by Heraclitusstudent on 23 Oct 2013  31 comments, latest 6 years ago
"The 4-week average of the purchase index has fallen since early May, and the 4-week average of the purchase index is now down 4% from a year ago." "Inventory in...

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11 billions by 2100 (news.yahoo.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 18 Sep 2014  31 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://news.yahoo.com/not-smal There is an 80 percent likelihood that the number of people on the planet, currently 7.2 billion, will increase to between 9.6 billion and 12.3 billion by 2100, the...

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SJWism is spreading and why it is wrong (aeon.co)
by Heraclitusstudent on 9 Nov 2018  31 comments, latest 7 months ago
I stumble more and more often online on article such as this: https://aeon.co/essays/boudica On Boudica's revolt: "Ancient Rome prided itself on the power of its patriarchy, and was quick to...

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4/10 American adults wouldn’t be able to cover an unexpected $400 expense (nytimes.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 23 May 2019  30 comments, latest 25 days ago
Four in 10 American adults wouldn’t be able to cover an unexpected $400 expense with cash, savings or a credit-card charge that could be quickly paid off, a new Federal...
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