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Tax overhaul deal sweetens for working class (npr.org)
by Quigley in #politics on 14 Dec 2017  69 comments, latest 10 minutes ago
Notably: $10,000 in state income tax eligible for write-off so no double taxation for most people. Mortgage interest write-offs up to $750,000 mortgages. Property tax deduction.Possibly child tax credit even...

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Conspiracy to remove the Jews from Europe? (theguardian.com)
by Quigley in #politics on 15 Dec 2017  34 comments, latest 4 hours ago
Consider these articles: https://www.theguardian.com/wo http://www.breitbart.com/jerus https://mobile.nytimes.com/201 Clearly the rise of Anti-Semitism is directly relate to the rapefugees Europe has welcomed to the consternation of rational people everywhere. Under the guise...

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The Despicable tactics of the Trumpkins stifling free speech (politico.com)
by HappyGilmore in #MAGA on 17 Dec 2017  14 comments, latest 4 hours ago
#MAGA"Last fall, Jen Hatmaker, a popular evangelical author and speaker, started getting death threats. Readers mailed back her books to her home address, but not before some burned the pages...

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2018 Prediction Thread
by TwoScoopsMcGee in #Predictions on 17 Dec 2017  18 comments, latest 4 hours ago
Your Predictions here. Don't be a pussy.UPDATE: Naturally, this is for predictions of any kind. Stock Market, Bit Coin Bust or Bubble, USN releases report that UFOs are Real, etc.I'll...

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Nobody complains about the lack of diversity in China
by Tenpoundbass in #Politics on 16 Dec 2017  17 comments, latest 5 hours ago
#Politics

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Using less effort to think, opinions lean more conservative (phys.org)
by BayAreaObserver in #Psychology on 17 Dec 2017  10 comments, latest 6 hours ago
When people use low-effort thought, they are more likely to endorse conservative ideology, according to psychologist Scott Eidelman of the University of Arkansas. Results of research by Eidelman and colleagues...

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test with emoticon 😀
by Patrick in #patnet on 17 Dec 2017  11 comments, latest 6 hours ago
😀#patnet

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Islam (faithfreedom.org)
by resistance in #religion on 11 Sep 2007  854 comments, latest 7 hours ago
Originally from http://www.faithfreedom.org/ A Call to the Muslims of the World from a Group of Freethinkers and Humanists of Muslim Origins Dear friends, The tragic incidents of September 11 have...

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RVs are now CA houses of last resort (mercurynews.com)
by tovarichpeter in #housing on 17 Dec 2017  4 comments, latest 7 hours ago
#housinghttp://www.mercurynews

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killed by large "domesticated" dogs (nydailynews.com)
by curious2 in #politics on 16 Dec 2017  16 comments, latest 7 hours ago
Usually pit bills, also presa canario, yet there are hardly any calls to restrict dog licenses:"Virginia woman killed by her pit bulls in ‘grisly mauling’""Couple Guilty of All Charges In...

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This weekend: "coup" and "criminal"
by Rew in #TrumpIsPresident on 17 Dec 2017  1 comment, latest 7 hours ago
#TrumpIsPresidentJust recording on my #TrumpIsPresident hashtag that the following things are happening right now:Fox/Trumpthuglicans : throwing around words like "coup" because the Special Counsel just got a huge amount of...

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Former Wasserman-Schultz employee Awan Indicted on 4 Counts (politico.com)
by TwoScoopsMcGee in #misc on 17 Aug 2017  4 comments, latest 8 hours ago
A federal grand jury has broadened the criminal indictment against Imran Awan, a former House Democratic IT staffer who was charged with bank fraud last month as he tried to...

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Omarosa AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HER!
by APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE in #politics on 16 Dec 2017  4 comments, latest 9 hours ago
So twisted, so insane, you'll have to admit Omarosa is the most important political operative in the history of the White House.It gets weird by 4:10.It gets demented by 6:35This...

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How many sexes are there?
by WorkInProgress in #social on 15 Dec 2017  36 comments, latest 10 hours ago
#social

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Last-Minute Tax Break Could Enrich Trump And GOP Leaders - Other Stuff Too (ibtimes.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #WinningForTheOrdinaryGuy on 16 Dec 2017  10 comments, latest 10 hours ago
The new tax break — slipped into the final bill — specifically benefits people who own large real estate holdings through LLCs and partnerships, experts said.Republican congressional leaders and real...

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McCain increasingly Frail (edition.cnn.com)
by TwoScoopsMcGee in #Politics on 15 Dec 2017  9 comments, latest 11 hours ago
John McCain is increasingly frail. It's time to resign, already.http://edition.cnn.com #Politics

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"Your DNA is an abomination" (kxan.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 17 Dec 2017  5 comments, latest 11 hours ago
http://kxan.com/2017/11/29/stu SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) – An article published in the Texas State University student-run newspaper is creating quite a buzz on campus and online. Many are calling the opinion...

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White House to announce Apple-supplier Foxconn manufacturing plant in Wisconsin on Wednesday (cnbc.com)
by zzyzzx in #trump on 26 Jul 2017  18 comments, latest 11 hours ago
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/26 No exact location for the plant has been chosen — but the area of southeast Wisconsin between Milwaukee and Chicago is under consideration, according to a source. A source...

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Why Stopping Tax “Reform” Won’t Stop Inequality (ineteconomics.org)
by BayAreaObserver in #TaxReform on 17 Dec 2017  8 comments, latest 12 hours ago
Inequality isn’t driven by taxes—it’s driven by the power of capital in relation to workers.ver the past four decades, American household incomes have become strikingly more unequal, along an unsustainable...

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Koch Brothers Are Cities' New Obstacle to Building Broadband (wired.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #Broadband on 17 Dec 2017  4 comments, latest 12 hours ago
The three Republican commissioners now in power at the FCC voted this week to erase the agency's legal authority over high-speed Internet providers.They claim that competition will protect consumers, that...
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