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A 21 step guide to a horrible retirement (marketwatch.com)
by Kakistocracy on 17 Mar 2019  123 comments, latest 5 days ago
There’s an abundance of advice on how to plan for retirement. Oh, it’s good advice. But it’s also a bit complicated, often requires discipline and always necessitates actually doing something.And...

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A simple technology could secure the border for a fraction of the cost of a wall — but no one's talking about it (businessinsider.com)
by Kakistocracy on 3 Feb 2019  87 comments, latest 2 months ago
Amid the ongoing debate over whether to fund President Donald Trump's border wall to the tune of $5.7 billion, experts and industry leaders say there's a far more effective technology...

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Venezuela? The bad guys are on Wall St (off-guardian.org)
by Kakistocracy on 28 Jan 2019  66 comments, latest 2 months ago
With Washington talking up a military coup (Democrats for once in no hurry to berate Trump on the issue) and Russia a sufficiently interested party to have flown nuclear capable...

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Southern California home sales plunge 20% in December to the lowest pace in 11 years (cnbc.com)
by Kakistocracy on 30 Jan 2019  64 comments, latest 4 days ago
Home sales in the region fell 20.3 percent year over year in December, according to CoreLogic. That is the lowest December sales pace since 2007.From November to December, sales of...

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Middle Class Dads Freak Out About Trump Tax Hike and How To Find Out What Tax Bracket You're In (yahoo.com)
by Kakistocracy on 8 Feb 2019  57 comments, latest a month ago
It’s February which means it’s officially everyone’s favorite time of year: tax season! And while most of us will be putting off tracking down our W-2’s until early April, some...

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White nationalist Coast Guard Lieutenant planned mass terrorist attack, government says (latimes.com)
by Kakistocracy on 21 Feb 2019  43 comments, latest a month ago
A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and self-identified white nationalist has been arrested after federal investigators uncovered a cache of weapons and ammunition in his Maryland home that authorities say he...

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What Republicans and Billionaires Really Mean When They Talk About ‘Freedom’ (nakedcapitalism.com)
by Kakistocracy on 20 Mar 2019  43 comments, latest 3 days ago
America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We’d be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom.The Oregonian reported last week...

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US Treasury Posts Gigantic $1.16 Trillion Shortfall in Fiscal 2017, Hilariously Points out “Where We Are Headed” (wolfstreet.com)
by Kakistocracy on 20 Feb 2018  42 comments, latest a year ago
If a tree fell in a forest and nobody heard it, did it really make a sound?” asks our favorite fiscal gadfly and Director of Research at Truth in Accounting,...

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State of the Union - Kunstler (kunstler.com)
by Kakistocracy on 5 Feb 2019  38 comments, latest a month ago
It’s conceivable, in a nation that absolutely can’t make sense of itself, that Mr. Trump’s annual report to congress will be as incomprehensible as this year’s Superbowl halftime show. Even...

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Mr. MAGA and the End of Western Civilization (unz.com)
by Kakistocracy on 15 Mar 2019  38 comments, latest 7 days ago
Folks in the West are taught that their civilization has its roots in ancient Rome and/or ancient Greece. This is more a case of self-aggrandizement than serious historical research. While...

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Who Is Really A Socialist? (econospeak.blogspot.com)
by Kakistocracy on 15 Feb 2019  34 comments, latest a month ago
Here are some varieties of "socialism:" command socialism, market socialism, socialist market economy, social democracy, democratic socialism, right wing socialism, utopian socialism, corporate socialism, just plain vanilla socialism. Here are...

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Nation's Tough, Masculine Guys Still Haven't Recovered From Offensive Razor Commercial (babylonbee.com)
by Kakistocracy on 29 Jan 2019  30 comments, latest 2 months ago
According to sources from across the country, the nation's tough, masculine men still haven't recovered from an offensive razor commercial put out by Gillette around two weeks ago.Men all over...

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Modern planes becoming "too complex to fly," Trump tweets (cbsnews.com)
by Kakistocracy on 12 Mar 2019  28 comments, latest 9 days ago
"Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly," the president tweeted. "Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many...

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Let’s say I wanted to escape climate change. Where should move to? (grist.org)
by Kakistocracy on 4 Feb 2019  27 comments, latest 2 months ago
Q.I am not giving up … but if I were to move, where in the United States could I go to minimize climate disruption?— Uneasy in a U-HaulA.Dear Uneasy,So you...

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The US is fat and complacent, through no fault of China’s (scmp.com)
by Kakistocracy on 26 Feb 2019  27 comments, latest a month ago
It is a fact that the Chinese are making great leaps forward in innovation and technology, and cannot be blamed for the US’ own slip in global innovation rankings. However,...

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The probability of a US recession just spiked the most in 30 years — UBS says 'even we are surprised by this' (businessinsider.com)
by Kakistocracy on 8 Mar 2019  25 comments, latest 6 days ago
The probability of a major contraction in the economy shot up to 73%, from just 24% in December, says UBS. "Weakness in the data is now fully consistent with a...

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Elections are flawed and can’t be redeemed – it’s time to start choosing our representatives by lottery (aeon.co)
by Kakistocracy on 26 Jan 2019  23 comments, latest 2 months ago
We are brought up to think that voting is important, that it is a necessary condition of being a politically serious person, that we can’t complain about politics if we...

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Our increasingly fascist public discourse (newsscrollngr.com)
by Kakistocracy on 19 Feb 2019  22 comments, latest a month ago
“Populism” is an innocuous-sounding description for the xenophobic nationalism that is now sweeping much of the world. But is there something even more sinister at work?In The Language of the...

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Largest cocaine seizure in New York in a quarter century found in crates of fruit - now if we only had a wall...... (abc11.com)
by Kakistocracy on 12 Mar 2019  22 comments, latest 10 days ago
The crates said dried fruit from Colombia. There was no indication that they were holding tens of millions of dollars' worth of cocaine but that is what federal agents said...

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The 10 most popular programming languages, according to the GitHub Octoverse report (businessinsider.com)
by Kakistocracy on 23 Jan 2019  21 comments, latest 2 months ago
GitHub, the startup at the center of open-source software development, tracks these programming trends. After all, it's a hub for software projects that developers can browse and contribute to with...
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