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Elitist attacks on free speech (illegal memes!) are motivating resistance (steemit.com)
by Patrick on 11 Nov 2018  14 comments, latest a few seconds 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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Patrick looking for a new stock
by Patrick on 24 Aug 2018  40 comments, latest 11 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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7 reasons stocks are better than real estate (marketwatch.com)
by Patrick on 24 Apr 2018  21 comments, latest 18 hours 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 20 hours 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 2 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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Why we are so lucky to have Trump as President (realclearpolitics.com)
by Patrick on 10 Feb 2019  67 comments, latest 3 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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Fish Appear to Recognize Themselves in the Mirror (sciencedaily.com)
by Patrick on 13 Feb 2019  1 comment, latest 3 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 3 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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Germany Restricts Facebook’s Data Gathering (nytimes.com)
by Patrick on 7 Feb 2019  4 comments, latest 3 days 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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Article on rich renters fails to even note the existence of overpriced housing (marketwatch.com)
by Patrick on 12 Feb 2019  6 comments, latest 3 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 3 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 5 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 5 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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One of the missing from the Butte County fire this summer was happy to be missing
by Patrick on 10 Feb 2019  Posted 6 days ago
He was on a wanted list, lol. The fire was a temporary blessing for him.

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Titania McGrath (twitter.com)
by Patrick on 7 Sep 2018  43 comments, latest 6 days ago
https://twitter.com/TitaniaMcG Perhaps the greatest troll of our age!

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Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom
by Patrick on 8 Feb 2019  Posted 7 days ago
My favorite short film in Irish Gaelic. At least the best bits are in Irish. Don't worry, there are subtitles.Title translates as "Yu Ming is my name". Well, "Yu Ming...

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German Graffiti
by Patrick on 7 Feb 2019  10 comments, latest 8 days ago
Very orderly!It's actually the 16 different ways to say "the" in German.

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Alternatives to Google Products – The Complete List (restoreprivacy.com)
by Patrick on 11 Jun 2018  16 comments, latest 8 days ago
https://restoreprivacy.com/goo Google’s entire business model is based on you surrendering to their corporate surveillance. That’s it. All they do is repackage mass corporate surveillance into convenient, free, trendy applications that...

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63% of a British audience would prefer to cut ties with Saudi Arabia (middleeastmonitor.com)
by Patrick on 7 Feb 2019  1 comment, latest 8 days ago
https://www.middleeastmonitor. A night of compelling debate at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster on Monday evening concluded with 63 per cent of the 1,000-strong audience voting for the motion that “The...

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Comments about the American killed in Acapulco (washingtonpost.com)
by Patrick on 4 Feb 2019  10 comments, latest 11 days ago
https://www.washingtonpost.com Bathed in the sunlight of Mexico’s dry season, his dreadlocks tumbling down his back, a man who went by the name “John Galton,” an apparent nod to the hero...
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