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Legalized pot causes Mexican drug cartels revenue to plumet (blog.sfgate.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 8 Mar 2016  6 comments, latest 2 years ago
http://blog.sfgate.com/smellth Mexican manufacturers of illegal marijuana bricks have driven down prices as residents in California, Colorado, and Washington state now have safe access to reasonably affordable medical marijuana and/or recreational...

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Trump creates 10 million new jobs for fact checkers (newyorker.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 24 Jan 2017  7 comments, latest 10 months ago
http://www.newyorker.com/humor In less than a week as President, Donald J. Trump has created ten million jobs for fact checkers, the Department of Labor has confirmed.

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Saudi Arabia's phoney war on terror (project-syndicate.org)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 10 Jan 2016  5 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://www.project-syndicate. Containing the scourge of Islamist terror will be impossible without containing the ideology that drives it: Wahhabism, a messianic, jihad-extolling form of Sunni fundamentalism whose international expansion has been...

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Needing a license to work promotes inequality (money.cnn.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 17 Jun 2016  2 comments, latest a year ago
http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/1 That 5-fold rise is due mostly to an increase in the number of professions that require a license. Like most economic policies, occupational licensing has benefits and costs. To...

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Bay Area techies want to flee far away from Bay Area (blog.sfgate.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 28 Jun 2016  1 comment, latest a year ago
http://blog.sfgate.com/onthebl

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Saturday's Meet Up with Patrick
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 13 Jul 2016  5 comments, latest a year ago
Well Saturday it's either the big Gun Show at the Solano Fairgrounds, or meeting Patrick and a pastrami sandwich. I'm opting for Patrick.and pastrami.

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freespeechforever has bad accident in East Bay (eastbaytimes.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 4 Oct 2016  4 comments, latest a year ago
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/20

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Mission residents fighting affordable housing (sf.curbed.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 7 Oct 2016  4 comments, latest a year ago
http://sf.curbed.com/2016/10/6 Mission housing development: Its 100 percent affordable units, its aimed at sheltering seniors, and its the product of not one but two non-profit developers, including the Missions own Mission...

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"Illegals" pay $12 billion in taxes. Trump pays nothing (thefiscaltimes.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 20 Oct 2016  13 comments, latest a year ago
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/ A new nationwide study on the fiscal implications of illegal immigration concludes that millions of undocumented immigrants are paying billions of dollar in taxes into state and local coffers,...

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How the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the rich richer (org.salsalabs.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 1 Nov 2016  8 comments, latest a year ago
http://org.salsalabs.com/o/967 His book shows that upward redistribution was not the result of globalization and the natural workings of the market. Rather, it was the result of conscious policies that were...

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Saudi Arabia exposed as murderous dictatorship (informationclearinghouse.info)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 26 May 2017  19 comments, latest 6 months ago
http://www.informationclearing Documentary Exposes the Horror of Life in Saudi ArabiaVideoA woman beheaded in the road. Five headless corpses hanging from cranes.What the film makes abundantly clear is that the country...

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Join Bay Area YIMBY now (eastbaytimes.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 25 Aug 2017  5 comments, latest 3 months ago
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/20 This apartment complex went up not long ago in Fremont’s Centerville district. But the Bay Area’s housing supply remains unusually tight and prices keep rising. Thursday, an array of...

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Romney’s Bain Yielded Private Gains, Socialized Losses (bloomberg.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 15 Jul 2012  5 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/

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Mortgage interest deduction benefits realtors and rich, not middle class (huffingtonpost.com)
by tovarichpeter in #housing on 29 Nov 2012  15 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ As Washington searches for ways to drum up tax revenues in a bid to avert the fiscal cliff, the interest deduction some homeowners claim on their mortgages may be...

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The citizen militia theory is nonsense (theatlantic.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 31 Jan 2013  39 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.theatlantic.com/nat The notion that an individual right to bear arms guarantees the American people against government tyranny is of course an old one. Given its apparent validation in the Second...

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Israeli economy booming. So why are we sending them foreign aid? (thedailybeast.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 18 Jul 2014  1 comment, latest 3 years ago
http://www.thedailybeast.com/a U.S. taxpayers have provided the Israeli military that invaded Gaza on Thursday night with more than $121 billion since the states founding, subsidizing about 25 percent of the tiny...

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How Ronald Reagan raided the Social Security Trust Fund (fedsmith.com)
by tovarichpeter in #politics on 27 Jul 2015  13 comments, latest 2 years ago
http://www.fedsmith.com/2013/1 Ronald Reagan was one of the most popular presidents in modern history. As a former Hollywood actor, he had an uncommon degree of charisma. The conservatives absolutely loved Reagan...

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Jimmy Carter blasts U.S. System of political bribery (huffingtonpost.com)
by tovarichpeter in #politics on 31 Jul 2015  8 comments, latest 23 days ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Carter was asked about Supreme Court cases like Citizens United, which he said has turned America into an "oligarchy." "It violates the essence of what made America a great country...

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Polls say Trump won handily, Rubio third (thehill.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 29 Oct 2015  16 comments, latest 2 years ago
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballo Drudge has Trump beating his closest competition during the event by approximately 32 points among its respondents. He earned 54 percent compared to 22 percent for Sen. Ted Cruz...

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My brother died this morning
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 8 Dec 2015  20 comments, latest 2 years ago
My (identical twin) brother, Bill, died peaceably this morning at his home, of cancer. He was my life long best friend and the bravest person I have ever known. Imagine...
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