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The Long and Lucrative Mirage of the Driverless Car (theringer.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 19 May 2019  6 comments, latest a month ago
For years, Silicon Valley giants and Detroit automakers alike have sold the public visions of a utopia featuring autonomous vehicles. That reality is still far off, but that hasn’t stopped...

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"S" in SAT used to mean "standartized". (cnn.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 17 May 2019  10 comments, latest a month ago
Before Idiocracy, that is.The SAT will assign a new score that factors in where you live and the crime level in your neighborhood.The nonprofit group that administers the SAT said...

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Russian couple dies in bubonic plague scare that closes Mongolia border (nypost.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 6 May 2019  5 comments, latest a month ago
A Russian couple died in Mongolia from suspected bubonic plague, sparking a panic aboard a plane and forcing authorities to place the border under “indefinite quarantine,” leaving tourists stranded, according...

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Albany’s Dreamers Act puts illegal immigrants before New York citizens (nypost.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 14 Apr 2019  Posted 2 months ago
The next time you pay your student loan, write a tuition check or contribute to your children’s college fund, know that New York Assembly Democrats and Gov. Cuomo are pushing...

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California’s Self-Created Future Energy Crisis (newgeography.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 8 Apr 2019  1 comment, latest 2 months ago
In much of the country a powerful energy boom is providing a serious stimulus to economic growth. But in California, where fossil fuels are considered about as toxic as tobacco,...

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Bargain of the century.
by Hugolas_Madurez on 29 Mar 2019  9 comments, latest 2 months ago
Two Clintons for $50.

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International outcry over Russian 'whale jail' in far east (bbc.co.uk)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 4 Apr 2019  Posted 3 months ago
International pressure is growing for the Russian government to release nearly 100 juvenile whales which have been kept in small pens in the far east for seven months.French marine scientist...

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Prop. 63: Federal judge declares California’s ban on high-capacity gun MAGAzines unconstitutional (sfchronicle.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 2 Apr 2019  8 comments, latest 3 months ago
San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez wrote in his 86-page decision, upholding a lawsuit against the proposed ban of magazines holding more than 10 rounds, that such a statute...

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James Carafano: Russia is a menace, but blame Putin and Obama, NOT Trump (foxnews.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 1 Apr 2019  7 comments, latest 3 months ago
James Carafano: Russia is a menace, but blame Putin and Obama, NOT TrumpJames Jay Carafano5-6 minutesTrump has a Russia problem, but it has nothing to do with Robert Mueller's investigation....

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Green New Deals which needed 60 votes to clear a procedural hurdle, failed in a 0-57 vote, with 43 Democrats voting present. (nbcnews.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 26 Mar 2019  15 comments, latest 3 months ago
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday failed to advance the Green New Deal, the ambitious plan to combat climate change proposed by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, after what Democrats said...

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Gun manufacturer sued by victims of a shooting. (cnbc.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 27 Mar 2019  1 comment, latest 3 months ago
Fifty women are suing Salesforce, alleging the company profited by helping Backpage to engage in sex trafficking. The women, referred to only as anonymous Jane Does, identify themselves as survivors...

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$490K price drop.
by Hugolas_Madurez on 22 Mar 2019  26 comments, latest 3 months ago

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California DMV is totally fucked.
by Hugolas_Madurez on 22 Mar 2019  6 comments, latest 3 months ago
Got a DL renewal notice. No option to renew by mail. No appointments in any DMV offices closer than 1.5 hour drive from where I live (smack in the middle...

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BART RIDERS REACT TO MAN BRANDISHING CHAINSAWS ON TRAIN (abc7news.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 21 Mar 2019  4 comments, latest 3 months ago
Jalina Bluford was on her way home from work from Fremont on the Richmond line when she looked up to see a man armed with two chainsaws out in the...

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The Myth Of Sweden’s Socialist Utopia (libertyandcommonsense.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 8 Mar 2019  5 comments, latest 3 months ago
You have probably heard the tale of the Nordic paradise where benevolent government makes everyone happy, healthy, prosperous, and wise. The worry-free wonderland that defies economic theory and refutes any...

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California storms to dump up to 7 feet of snow, force evacuations. (OMG, we're all gonna die!) (yahoo.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 16 Jan 2019  8 comments, latest 3 months ago
Jan 15 (Reuters) - Big Pacific storms are set to dump up to seven feet (2.1 meters) of snow in California's Sierra Nevada mountains and several inches of rain elsewhere...

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92% of left-wing activists live with their parents and one in three is unemployed (dailymail.co.uk)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 22 Feb 2019  3 comments, latest 4 months ago
The vast majority of left-wing protesters arrested on suspicion of politically-fuelled offences in Berlin are young men who live with their parents, a new report found.The figures, which were published...

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If emergency declaration to be challenged in courts...
by Hugolas_Madurez on 15 Feb 2019  15 comments, latest 4 months ago
... it will probably make it all the way to the SCOTUS. Which means donkeys will have to finally wheel out RBG's corpse for the whole world to see. Amirite?

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Skull measuring is here, folks! (powerlineblog.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 11 Feb 2019  3 comments, latest 4 months ago
On or about August 11, 2016, Plaintiff attended the meeting with Dr. Brooks. Dr. Brooks immediately inquired into Plaintiff’s ethnicity. After informing Dr. Brooks that she was Caucasian, Dr. Brooks...

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France set to undermine Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal (dw.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 7 Feb 2019  Posted 4 months ago
Paris has signaled it will support changes to EU guidelines regulating gas imports. Germany has thus far ignored opposition to its project, but it may not be able to any...

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Police seize a record breaking 9.5 TONNES of cocaine from a Russian ship in Cape Verde (dailymail.co.uk)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 1 Feb 2019  3 comments, latest 4 months ago
Police in Cape Verde have seized nearly ten tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 Russians in the largest single drug haul in the island country's history.An Atlantic archipelago of 500,000...

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European Parliament recognizes Venezuela's Juan Guaido (m.dw.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 31 Jan 2019  7 comments, latest 5 months ago
The European Parliament has urged EU member states to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as acting president. The EU has so far said it will take "further actions" if Venezuela...

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Defect found on Russian rocket ahead of US OneWeb launch (channelnewsasia.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 31 Jan 2019  3 comments, latest 5 months ago
MOSCOW: A defect has been discovered on part of a Russian space rocket that is due to launch next month carrying satellites into orbit for US startup OneWeb, two Russian...

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Twenty Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Kamala Harris (nationalreview.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 29 Jan 2019  6 comments, latest 5 months ago
....5. In 2012, she submitted a brief supporting an illegal immigrant’s application for a law license. In 2014, the California Supreme Court ruled in the immigrant’s favor, even though the...

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Occasional Cortex doesn't give a flying fuck about suffering Fed workers. (thehill.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 25 Jan 2019  1 comment, latest 5 months ago
https://thehill.com/homenews/h Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was the lone Democrat to vote against a short-term bill to reopen the federal government on Wednesday because of concerns over the bill's funding for...

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Now they want to tax water. What's next - air? (m.sfgate.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 16 Jan 2019  12 comments, latest 5 months ago
In order to help disadvantaged communities obtain safe and affordable drinking water, California Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing a new statewide water tax.https://m.sfgate.com/polit "Safe and affordable". How fucking cute.

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Why Has Nationalism Come Roaring Back? (commonwealthclub.org)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 16 Jan 2019  2 comments, latest 5 months ago
Monday Night Philosophy investigates why the world is grappling with a fierce resurgence of “us versus them” nationalism. Veteran political reporter and author John Judis analyzes the underlying causes of...

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If gubmint stays shutdown through April....
by Hugolas_Madurez on 4 Jan 2019  29 comments, latest 5 months ago
... does that mean that we won't have to file? Or they will fund the fucking IRS no matter what?

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A New Cold War Has Begun (foreignpolicy.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 10 Jan 2019  1 comment, latest 5 months ago
In June 2005, I published a cover story in the Atlantic, “How We Would Fight China.” I wrote that, “The American military contest with China … will define the twenty-first...

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Data From 17,000 Pups Reveals the Truth About "Personality" in Dog Breeds (inverse.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 9 Jan 2019  6 comments, latest 5 months ago
It doesn’t take a scientist to tell you that golden retrievers are usually friendly and that you shouldn’t aggravate a pit bull. There are exceptions, of course, but the personality...

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"Sensible gun control" works! (foxnews.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 2 Jan 2019  Posted 6 months ago
But not to the advantage of the people:"Under the direction of then-President Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan National Assembly in 2012 enacted the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law,” with...

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One year of legal pot sales and California doesn’t have the bustling industry it expected. (latimes.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 27 Dec 2018  20 comments, latest 6 months ago
When Californians voted in 2016 to allow the sale of recreational marijuana, advocates of the move envisioned thousands of pot shops and cannabis farms obtaining state licenses, making the drug...

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The missing billions spent on gasoline in California each year (sandiegouniontribune.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 25 Dec 2018  3 comments, latest 6 months ago
California drivers already pay more for gasoline than motorists in just about every other state.But even after taking into account state gas taxes, blending requirements aimed at reducing air pollution...

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Study: Physically Weak Men More Likely To Be Socialists (dailywire.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 6 Dec 2018  13 comments, latest 6 months ago
An academic study from researchers at Brunel University London assessed 171 men, looking at their height, weight, overall physical strength and bicep circumference, along with their views on redistribution of...

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Finally a device which is able to answer AF's favorite question at any time.
by Hugolas_Madurez on 6 Nov 2018  6 comments, latest 7 months ago
IS! SHE! WET!??

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It's not TDS - it's PTSD. (tandfonline.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 4 Nov 2018  2 comments, latest 8 months ago
A study published last month in the Journal of American College Health found that one quarter of college students experienced “clinically significant” symptoms of trauma from the 2016 election results....

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Typhus Epidemic Requires Broader Approach From Health Officials (laweekly.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 23 Oct 2018  4 comments, latest 8 months ago
County public health officials are taking a broader approach in tackling the typhus epidemic after multiple cases were discovered last week in Pasadena, Long Beach and Los Angeles.The county Board...

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Illegal Immigration Costs California $30.3 Billion A Year 17.7% Of State Budget (nationaleconomicseditorial.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 29 Apr 2017  25 comments, latest 8 months ago
Illegal aliens cost California $30.29 billion every single year—this includes their contribution in terms of taxes. This works out to $7,352 per illegal immigrant. This massive burden is one of...

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MIA: The Liberal Men We Love (lithub.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 13 Oct 2018  18 comments, latest 8 months ago
"He’s from a very liberal family, the former fiancée said to me, baffled. And he is very liberal himself, which is why this is so alienating.I’m noticing, admits another, that...

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Pigs are flying, folks: NYT publishes opinion titled "For Once, I’m Grateful for Trump" (nytimes.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 4 Oct 2018  8 comments, latest 8 months ago
By Bret StephensFor the first time since Donald Trump entered the political fray, I find myself grateful that he’s in it. I’m reluctant to admit it and astonished to say...
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