Hugolas_Madurez

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WANT FACEBOOK TO CENSOR SPEECH? BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR (wired.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 2 Oct 2018  1 comment, latest 8 months ago
https://www.wired.com/story/wa

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The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley's most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers' wages (pando.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 18 Sep 2018  21 comments, latest 8 months ago
In early 2005, as demand for Silicon Valley engineers began booming, Apple's Steve Jobs sealed a secret and illegal pact with Google's Eric Schmidt to artificially push their workers wages...

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"Green power" my ass. (bbc.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 11 Sep 2018  Posted 8 months ago
Where there was once a free-flowing river, home to a population of Danube salmon, now there are piles of rubble, broken pipes and a concrete wall blocking in the water.https://www.bbc.com/news...

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Visualizing Countries with the Highest Household Wealth (howmuch.net)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 31 Aug 2018  29 comments, latest 9 months ago
We got our numbers directly from the OECD. Our visualization roughly corresponds to the geographic location of each country on the map—the U.S. is furthest “west” and Japan is...

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BART this morning.
by Hugolas_Madurez on 30 Aug 2018  13 comments, latest 9 months ago
And the answer from the BART so-called "police":"We are currently prioritizing all of our calls for service. Unfortunately sleeping or laying across multiple seats is not a crime. If you...

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Oregon Grew More Cannabis Than Customers Can Smoke. Now Shops and Farmers Are Left With Mountains of Unwanted Bud. (wweek.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 29 Aug 2018  9 comments, latest 9 months ago
In February, state officials announced that 1.1 million pounds of cannabis flower were logged in the state's database.If a million pounds sounds like a lot of pot, that's because it...

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Oldie but goodie: "Hollywood has the best moral compass, because it has compassion," Weinstein (articles.latimes.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 16 Nov 2017  6 comments, latest 9 months ago
#crimeIn an interview, Weinstein said that people generally misunderstand what happened to Polanski at sentencing. He's not convinced public opinion is running against the filmmaker and dismisses the categorization of...

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How Can I Cure My White Guilt? (#fuckingidiots) (nytimes.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 16 Aug 2018  46 comments, latest 9 months ago
Dear Sugars,I’m riddled with shame. White shame. This isn’t helpful to me or to anyone, especially people of color. I feel like there is no “me” outside of my white/upper...

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Noticed this in an online course.
by Hugolas_Madurez on 17 Aug 2018  3 comments, latest 9 months ago

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This is what happens when police is forced into "non-letal" BS by BLM pressure.
by Hugolas_Madurez on 2 Aug 2018  2 comments, latest 10 months ago
They should've pumped the fuck full of lead immediately after he refused to drop the knife (which used to be the SOP) instead of wasting time with stupid "beanbags".

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What to do about the hardcore homeless (marinatimes.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 2 Aug 2018  7 comments, latest 10 months ago
Rick Shade is a fifth generation California avocado farmer, and he can’t find enough workers. Nearly half of U.S. farm laborers are undocumented immigrants, according to the Department of Labor,...

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MH17
by Hugolas_Madurez on 9 Jul 2015  20 comments, latest 10 months ago
It's almost a year since the act of terror has been committed. The investigation is nearing its conclusion. Malaysia is asking for UN to set up an international tribunal to...

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Why do Academic Elitists Like Socialism?
by Hugolas_Madurez on 10 Jul 2018  27 comments, latest 10 months ago

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Trump calls Merkel "Putin's little bitch" (reuters.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 11 Jul 2018  10 comments, latest 10 months ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump launched a sharp public attack on Germany on Wednesday for supporting a Baltic Sea gas pipeline deal with Russia, saying Berlin had become...

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Now Even Swedes Are Questioning the Welfare State (bloombergquint.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 26 Jun 2018  8 comments, latest a year ago
Paying some of the world’s highest income-tax rates has been the cornerstone of Scandinavia’s social contract, with the political consensus in Sweden to save money for when the economy is...

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"No one is illegal". Not even pedo sex traffickers, apparently. (twitter.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 5 Jul 2018  2 comments, latest a year ago
https://twitter.com/WiredSourc

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Democrats badly underestimated Trump (cnn.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 29 Jun 2018  22 comments, latest a year ago
Democrats have a history of underestimating Republican presidents.Ronald Reagan, numerous Democrats originally thought, was a lightweight Hollywood actor with charisma and television appeal but not much more. George H.W. Bush,...

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Britain BUCKLES under (wait for it) 90F heat. (dailymail.co.uk)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 27 Jun 2018  5 comments, latest a year ago
Gritters and emergency 'action teams' have hit the streets of the country in a bid to stop the tar on motorways and vital access roads from melting away in the...

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Norway’s share of refugees plummets (newsinenglish.no)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 26 Jun 2018  2 comments, latest a year ago
August 24, 2017Just two years after more than 30,000 refugees arrived in Norway, the country’s share of all asylum seekers in Europe has declined dramatically. Norway also ranks high in...

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Moving to US is a human right.
by Hugolas_Madurez on 22 Jun 2018  13 comments, latest a year ago
According to the front-runner in Mexican presidential election Andreas Obrador. Here, right from the horse's mouth: Think about it, folks: a guy is running for President of Mexico on the...

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IQ Scores Are Falling in "Worrying" Reversal of 20th Century Intelligence Boom. Are we getting dumber? (sciencealert.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 20 Jun 2018  32 comments, latest a year ago
A defining trend in human intelligence tests that saw people steadily obtaining higher IQ scores through the 20th century has abruptly ended, a new study shows.The Flynn effect – named...

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Gazprom is circling the toilet. (theguardian.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 12 Aug 2015  17 comments, latest a year ago
" How Russian energy giant Gazprom lost $300bn. It was not too long ago that Gazprom, Russia’s state-controlled energy conglomerate, was one of the Kremlin’s most powerful weapons. But those...

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Germany’s Largest Auto Makers Back Abolition of EU-U.S. Car Import Tariffs (WSJ)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 20 Jun 2018  Posted a year ago
By William Boston and Bojan PancevskiUpdated June 20, 2018 2:05 p.m. ETBERLIN—Germany’s leading auto makers have thrown their support behind the abolition of all import tariffs for cars between the...

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Explain something to me.
by Hugolas_Madurez on 20 Jun 2018  Posted a year ago
We all hear that people flee Central America because of "gang violence" and "domestic violence". Leaving the question as to why it requires emigration in order to escape "domestic violence"...

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The famous Stanford Prison Experiment was a sham. (medium.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 14 Jun 2018  8 comments, latest a year ago
The Lifespan of a LieThe most famous psychology study of all time was a sham. Why can’t we escape the Stanford Prison Experiment?It was late in the evening of August...

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We don't need no stinkin' SATs. (usatoday.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 14 Jun 2018  5 comments, latest a year ago
CHICAGO — The University of Chicago announced Thursday it will no longer require its American undergraduate applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores, making it the most prominent institution to...

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Well, who would have thought?
by Hugolas_Madurez on 14 Jun 2018  5 comments, latest a year ago
Thefts rise after California reduces criminal penaltiesSACRAMENTO, Calif.California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other...

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An interview with a strong, open-minded feminist.
by Hugolas_Madurez on 13 Jun 2018  3 comments, latest a year ago

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Cats are living with dogs now: NYT is suddenly OK with people buying guns for protection. (nytimes.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 12 Jun 2018  4 comments, latest a year ago
There is a twist, of course.https://www.nytimes.com

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The Top Secret Scandal Behind the Kremlin’s MH17 Massacre (observer.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 29 May 2018  Posted a year ago
By John R. Schindler • 05/25/18 12:50pm.... the notion that Putin’s forces would blow up an airliner, without regard for innocent life, is anything but far-fetched. They’ve already done it....

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How a 4-Hour Battle Between Russian Mercenaries and U.S. Commandos Unfolded in Syria (nytimes.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 29 May 2018  Posted a year ago
WASHINGTON — The artillery barrage was so intense that the American commandos dived into foxholes for protection, emerging covered in flying dirt and debris to fire back at a column...

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The Tragedy of Venezuela (wsj.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 27 May 2018  2 comments, latest a year ago
....When I arrived in Venezuela in 2013, the party was still on. Oil was fetching $100 a barrel, and Mr. Maduro’s populist government was showering petrodollars on everyone. The Caracas...

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Move over, twinkies. (sfgate.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 25 May 2018  1 comment, latest a year ago
Farmer accused of killing man who ran over his dog blames an eggplantAn Australian farmer who is accused of killing a man who ran over his dog is blaming an...

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Analyst report predicted that Gazprom’s pipeline projects will lose lots of money. $28B to be exact. (meduza.io)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 23 May 2018  Posted a year ago
On May 22, Sberbank CIB fired an analyst named Alex Fak after he authored a report criticizing executive decisions by the company Gazprom. The document, written with another Sberbank CIB...

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Hey, Gary, have you been served with papers yet? (nytimes.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 23 May 2018  1 comment, latest a year ago
In three separate lawsuits — the most recent was filed on Wednesday in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn. — the families of eight Sandy Hook victims as well as an...

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Trump Presses Germany to Drop Russian Pipeline for Trade Deal (wsj.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 17 May 2018  1 comment, latest a year ago
U.S. president is pushing Germany to pull the brakes on a major gas deal as the price for avoiding a trade warBy Bojan PancevskiMay 17, 2018 10:13 a.m. ETBERLIN—President Donald...

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NPR sez the eeeeeeevil Koch brothers are now supporting Dem candidates.
by Hugolas_Madurez on 17 May 2018  27 comments, latest a year ago
I kid you not - heard this on KQED radio this morning. O tempora o mores!

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"The rich will just squarrel the money away into giant vaults and swim in them like Scrooge McDuck"
by Hugolas_Madurez on 7 May 2018  9 comments, latest a year ago
On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said that the GOP tax bill is working better than he thought it would and the evidence “seems to be...

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96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million (nytimes.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 7 May 2018  6 comments, latest a year ago
Spoiler: she did it by buying and holding stocks.https://www.nytimes.com

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Here's your "housing crisis" solution. (curbed.com)
by Hugolas_Madurez on 4 May 2018  3 comments, latest a year ago
The new magnetism of mid-size citiesFor many millennials, second cities are becoming their first choice....Mid- or second-tier cities, loosely defined as those under a million people that aren’t regional powerhouses...
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