Feux Follets

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Trump has given us the ultimate Chinese import: American princelings (yahoo.com)
by Feux Follets on 26 May 2018  8 comments, latest 6 hours ago
In China, princelings are privileged relatives of high-level government officials. Princelings benefit from nepotism and cronyism, using their family ties to conduct business and accumulate wealth. They also serve as...

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The “D’s” Of the Trump World (whatthortoldme.com)
by Feux Follets on 26 May 2018  2 comments, latest 9 hours ago
Word association is a great way to get to know someone quickly. See if it works for you…DismantleDissolveDisenfran “E’s” are coming soon.]https://www.whatthortold

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How Christian media is shaping American politics (theconversation.com)
by Feux Follets on 26 May 2018  3 comments, latest 11 hours ago
American Christians have historically used new media to spread the gospel. In the 19th century, evangelicals used pamphlets and advertising techniques. The early 20th century produced a religious radio subculture...

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Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals, 80% of Marine Mammals, 50% of Plants & 15% of Fish (theguardian.com)
by Feux Follets on 26 May 2018  12 comments, latest 9 hours ago
The world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, according to the study. Yet since the dawn of civilisation, humanity has caused the loss of 83% of...

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Bullshit Jobs - 37% of British workers think their jobs are meaningless (yougov.co.uk)
by Feux Follets on 26 May 2018  2 comments, latest 11 hours ago
There are millions of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs.More than a third...

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Dana Rohrabacher says it’s OK not to sell homes to gays - Guess what politcal party he claims ? This is a toughy.... (ocregister.com)
by Feux Follets on 26 May 2018  Posted 15 hours ago
“Every homeowner should be able to make a decision not to sell their home to someone (if) they don’t agree with their lifestyle,” Rohrabacher told an Orange County Association of...

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Memorial Day Is Not On the Church’s Calendar
by Feux Follets on 24 May 2018  Posted 3 days ago
Odds are that you won’t be going to a Memorial Day celebration of any sort…unless you think going to stores for the sales counts. You might be among the relatively...

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Houston Police Chief: 'There Are Too Many Decisions Being Made for Political Theater' (rollingstone.com)
by Feux Follets on 24 May 2018  5 comments, latest 2 days ago
In an exclusive new interview, the Texas lawman sounds off on life after the Santa Fe shooting.In response to Friday’s shooting that left 10 dead at Santa Fe High School,...

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Snow Leopard Off Endangered Species List ! (scmp.com)
by Feux Follets on 24 May 2018  Posted 3 days ago
The effects of human development and climate change can be felt even in the snow leopard’s natural, mountainous habitat, and just how many remain in the wild is a mystery...

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Memorial Day Weekend (businessinsider.com)
by Feux Follets on 24 May 2018  3 comments, latest 2 days ago
While often seen as just a day off work or great time to barbeque, Memorial Day — not to be confused with Veterans Day— is a day of remembrance for...

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Monetary policy is the likeliest cause of the next recession - Recession Will Begin in 2020, Says Zillow Study (worldpropertyjournal.com)
by Feux Follets on 24 May 2018  3 comments, latest 2 hours ago
According to a newly released Home Price Expectations Survey by Zillow, the United States will likely enter the next recession in 2020.The quarterly survey, sponsored by Zillow and conducted by...

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Cheating workers out of wages is easier than ever (theconversation.com)
by Feux Follets on 23 May 2018  1 comment, latest 3 days ago
Willis and her colleagues, however, claimed they were not paid for those extra few minutes worked before and after their shifts. Or for working during lunch breaks.It wasn’t because of...

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Leaving a job in the first 15 months is like erasing years of experience from your resume (cnbc.com)
by Feux Follets on 23 May 2018  16 comments, latest a day ago
Workplace experts seem to have differing opinions when it comes to leaving your job early in your tenure. Some say that short stints at a company no longer reflect poorly,...

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What to do when your boss is stealing your ideas (thejobnetwork.com)
by Feux Follets on 22 May 2018  18 comments, latest 3 days ago
There are lots of potentially difficult situations that arise in most workplaces—anything from annoying coworkers, to incompetent people on a project team, to having to work twice as hard in...

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Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend (theconversation.com)
by Feux Follets on 22 May 2018  20 comments, latest 3 days ago
When people who have never had a dog see their dog-owning friends mourn the loss of a pet, they probably think it’s all a bit of an overreaction; after all,...

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A Guide to the (Financial) Universe: Part I, Part II and Part III (blogs.wellesley.edu)
by Feux Follets on 22 May 2018  3 comments, latest 4 days ago
Guide to the (Financial) Universe: Part 1NOTE: These are long reads, lots of sublinks but educational and informative for those interested. If you get bored reading, these are not for...

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Nullification of Auto Loan Rule Has Broad Implications (mortgagenewsdaily.com)
by Feux Follets on 22 May 2018  2 comments, latest 4 days ago
It only impacts auto lending, but if Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPB) keeps his word, a Congressional resolution signed by the President on Monday...

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Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move
by Feux Follets on 22 May 2018  3 comments, latest 4 days ago
Neurosurgeons have described in detail how Michael Jackson achieved biomechanically impossible dance moves in his music video Smooth Criminal.In the 1987 routine, Michael leans from the ankle at a 45...

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Forget scanning license plates; cops will soon ID you via your "roof rack, spare tire, bumper sticker, or a ride-sharing company decal & more." (arstechnica.com)
by Feux Follets on 20 May 2018  10 comments, latest 5 days ago
On Tuesday, one of the largest LPR manufacturers, ELSAG, announced a major upgrade to "allow investigators to search by color, seven body types, 34 makes, and nine visual descriptors in...

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Clean air, water on voters’ agenda, but not Congress’ (arstechnica.com)
by Feux Follets on 20 May 2018  Posted 6 days ago
Despite voters, Congress has yet another debate on whether climate change is real.A poll came out this week indicating that huge majorities of the US public think that the federal...
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