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Felony Contempt of Business-Model (locusmag.com)
by Patrick on 9 Jan 2019  2 comments, latest 10 days ago
http://locusmag.com/2019/01/co The metastasis of terms of service into sprawling novellas of impenetrable legalese has created a world where anything you do to frustrate the commercial ambitions of digital monopolists is...

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Animation of GDP per country over time
by Patrick on 8 Jan 2019  7 comments, latest 10 days ago
US held constant.

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Gun Ownership Surges In Europe In Response To Islamic Violence (zerohedge.com)
by Patrick on 8 Jan 2019  3 comments, latest 10 days ago
https://www.zerohedge.com/news For decades, European countries have historically maintained some of the heaviest restrictions on civilian gun ownership, leaving the rate of firearms in circulation far below comparable levels in the...

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A phone which does not spy on you (puri.sm)
by Patrick on 19 Aug 2018  15 comments, latest 11 days ago
https://puri.sm/shop/librem-5/ Librem 5, the phone that focuses on security by design and privacy protection by default. Running Free/Libre and Open Source software and a GNU+Linux Operating System designed to create...

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The Vocabulary of Economic Deception (michael-hudson.com)
by Patrick on 7 Jan 2019  10 comments, latest 11 days ago
https://michael-hudson.com/201 Just as history is written by the victors, you point out that economic vocabulary is defined by today ís victors, the rentier financial class. How is this deception accomplished?MICHAEL...

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Why the housing and mortgage crisis is far from over (marketwatch.com)
by Patrick on 8 Jan 2019  2 comments, latest 11 days ago
https://www.marketwatch.com/st The Furman Center for Real Estate at New York University publishes an annual State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods Report. Its 2015 report shows that an average...

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The Democrats' Irrational Allergy to the Wall (politico.com)
by Patrick on 5 Jan 2019  42 comments, latest 11 days ago
https://www.politico.com/magaz It’s a wonder that Democrats haven’t staked out a negotiating position demanding the destruction of already-existing barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.Their opposition to Trump’s border wall (or, more properly,...

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Please protest the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint (jconline.com)
by Patrick on 7 Jan 2019  14 comments, latest 11 days ago
It means even less competition in cellular, and even higher prices for you, the consumer. Americans already pay nearly the most in the world for cellular.We find the monthly prices...

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US Housing Market to Much Better (for buyers) in Near Future (wolfstreet.com)
by Patrick on 5 Jan 2019  8 comments, latest 13 days ago
https://wolfstreet.com/2018/12 All four regions got whacked by year-over-year declines: Northeast : -3.5% Midwest: -7.0% South: -7.4% West: -12.2%The plunge in pending home sales in the West, a vast and diverse...

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No feminists protesting the murder of Qandeel Baloch. Why not? (bbc.com)
by Patrick on 5 Jan 2019  1 comment, latest 14 days ago
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/st They called her Pakistan's "Kim Kardashian". She divided opinion in socially conservative Pakistan, and had expressed fears for her life as a result. She was a social media sensation,...

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Why the Turks murdered almost all the Christians in Eastern Turkey (bbc.com)
by Patrick on 5 Jan 2019  Posted 14 days ago
https://www.bbc.com/news/stori Eastern Turkey had a large and thriving community of Christians a little over 100 years ago, but since then most have been dispersed or killed. The BBC's Eli Melki...

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Wachovia bank, now part of Wells Fargo, laundered $378 BILLION for Mexican cocaine cartels (theguardian.com)
by Patrick on 3 Jan 2019  5 comments, latest 15 days ago
https://www.theguardian.com/wo Criminal proceedings were brought against Wachovia, though not against any individual, but the case never came to court. In March 2010, Wachovia settled the biggest action brought under the...

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A national housing crisis is brewing - Realtors are to blame (m.sfgate.com)
by Patrick on 3 Jan 2019  5 comments, latest 16 days ago
https://m.sfgate.com/news/arti Housing is sputtering. Home sales, home-building and homeownership have gone flat, and the rise in home prices threatens to stall out. Things aren't likely to get better soon, particularly...

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Kunstler deleted from Wikipedia
by Patrick on 3 Jan 2019  6 comments, latest 16 days ago
Of course this is because he is does not hate hate hate Trump enough for the SJW's who are ruining Wikipedia.

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Brewing revolt against driverless cars (zerohedge.com)
by Patrick on 2 Jan 2019  1 comment, latest 17 days ago
https://www.zerohedge.com/news Tensions began to flare last year after an Arizona pedestrian was killed by a self-drivng Uber car, with residents slashing tires, throwing rocks at, pulling guns on, and trying...

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Illegal immigrant murders police officer in California (heavy.com)
by Patrick on 28 Dec 2018  19 comments, latest 17 days ago
https://heavy.com/news/2018/12 Corporal Ronil Singh called in a traffic stop just before 1 a.m. on December 26, 2018, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department. Within just a couple of minutes,...

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Another excellent post by Kunstler (kunstler.com)
by Patrick on 1 Jan 2019  27 comments, latest 17 days ago
http://kunstler.com/clusterfuc His adversaries say he is “undermining institutions.” By this perhaps they mean the beloved DC gravy-train of regular institutionalized grift divvied up between elected officials, Wall Street, the War-and-Intel...

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English government at a loss for how to deal with websites they cannot control (politico.eu)
by Patrick on 17 Dec 2018  4 comments, latest 17 days ago
https://www.politico.eu/articl LONDON — Walk into Number 10 Downing Street, take the first left and straight ahead of you is the prime minister’s press office, an open-plan room of civil servants...

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Media Didn’t Like McChrystal Until He Started Bashing Trump (lifezette.com)
by Patrick on 1 Jan 2019  2 comments, latest 18 days ago
https://www.lifezette.com/2018 Though the sacked general received considerable blowback from the public and the press following his sharp criticism of Obama and his administration back in 2010, many on the Left...

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Diversity Officers contribute nothing positive, take home massive paychecks (pjmedia.com)
by Patrick on 16 Sep 2018  11 comments, latest 18 days ago
https://pjmedia.com/trending/s But after some banter, the NADOHE declined to respond. They provided no evidence — anecdotal or empirical — illustrating that CDOs are worth their hefty paychecks.As Campus Reform's Anthony...
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The Housing Trap
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