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What Happens If All the People Who Disapprove of Trump Vote For a Democrat ? (washingtonmonthly.com)
by Kakistocracy on 23 Feb 2019  4 comments, latest 27 minutes ago
Presidential approval numbers are often used to predict re-election chances. According to FiveThirtyEight, Trump stands at 42.6 percent, which is better than it was during the government shutdown, but still...

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Bay Area high-earners choice made for them — rent, not own (eastbaytimes.com)
by Kakistocracy on 23 Feb 2019  Posted 11 hours ago
Several Bay Area cities saw population of high-income renters tripleMaking a good salary in the Bay Area used to mean buying a home.But over the last decade, high-income Bay Area...

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FLEXPORT (markets.businessinsider.com)
by Kakistocracy on 23 Feb 2019  Posted 11 hours ago
Freight startup Flexport just nabbed $1 billion through a SoftBank-led funding round, and it's now worth $3.2 billion•Freight forwarder Flexport is now valued at $3.2 billion.•That's after a $1 billion...

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The Future of the Federal Reserve's Balance Sheet - Larger. (federalreserve.gov)
by Kakistocracy on 23 Feb 2019  Posted 17 hours ago
In line with the requirements of operating with ample reserves--and boosted by the growth in nonreserve liabilities--the Fed will maintain a larger balance sheet and reserve supply relative to the...

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Fannie Mae Lowers Several Forecasts (mortgagenewsdaily.com)
by Kakistocracy on 22 Feb 2019  Posted 20 hours ago
Fannie Mae is predicting a notable slowdown in the growth of the U.S. economy in the first quarter of 2019. They have downgraded their earlier forecast by 0.1 percent to...

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North Carolina Judge Bitch-Slaps GOP Into Reality - Again (reuters.com)
by Kakistocracy on 22 Feb 2019  Posted 21 hours ago
A North Carolina judge on Friday ruled that two amendments, one requiring identification to vote and another capping the state income tax, were unconstitutional because racial gerrymandering meant that the...

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The least-awful Android phones - Over 400 Android devices were released last year. Here are the good ones. (arstechnica.com)
by Kakistocracy on 22 Feb 2019  Posted a day ago
So you want to buy an Android phone ?It's often said that a strength of the Android ecosystem is the sheer number of manufacturers out there producing devices, but that...

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Coal-Fired Power Generation in Japan and the World (thediplomat.com)
by Kakistocracy on 22 Feb 2019  Posted a day ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been on a charm offensive recently on climate change. He’s talked about Japan’s leading role in taking action on climate issues, and his intention...

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What Race Were the Greeks and Romans? - The evidence is clear — but often ignored (unz.com)
by Kakistocracy on 22 Feb 2019  5 comments, latest a day ago
Recent films about ancient Greece such as Troy, Helen of Troy, and 300, have used actors who are of Anglo-Saxon or Celtic ancestry (e.g. Brad Pitt, Gerard Butler). Recent films...

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Property Tax Rates, Bills, and Role in State Budgets - Special Studies Report by NAHB Economics and Housing Policy Group (nahbclassic.org)
by Kakistocracy on 22 Feb 2019  2 comments, latest a day ago
Property taxes vary widely across states both in terms of annual taxes paid as well as effective tax rates. In 2017, the difference between real estate taxes paid by New...

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Zillow Wants to Flip Your House - (bloomberg.com)
by Kakistocracy on 22 Feb 2019  Posted a day ago
A new breed of high-tech real estate flippers is using algorithms (and a healthy dose of Silicon Valley venture capital) to buy at massive scale.With its tan stucco exterior and...

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5G explained: How it works, who it will impact, and when we'll have it (cbsnews.com)
by Kakistocracy on 21 Feb 2019  6 comments, latest 2 days ago
The future is wireless, and it's really fast. 5G data networks promise to usher in a new era of digital transformation powered by lightning-quick phones, enhanced virtual and augmented reality,...

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Why the West Should Not Underestimate China-Russia Military Ties (eastwest.ngo)
by Kakistocracy on 22 Feb 2019  Posted 2 days ago
While China and Russia are not formal allies, the deepening of military relations between the two countries is real.Conventional wisdom among Western policy makers and analysts holds that burgeoning China-Russia...

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How America’s Dictatorship Works (off-guardian.org)
by Kakistocracy on 22 Feb 2019  Posted 2 days ago
Trump could not have become America’s President if he had not won the “vote” of his nation’s second-largest political donor in 2016, casinos-owner Sheldon Adelson.In publicly recorded donations, as of...

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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 2 days 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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The US Housing Market Begins to Feel the Pain (wolfstreet.com)
by Kakistocracy on 21 Feb 2019  1 comment, latest 2 days ago
Fact is, home prices cannot outrun wages forever.The market, if it’s allowed to, can fix the affordability problem that exists in many cities in the US by finding price levels...

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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  55 comments, latest 2 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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The Growing Anti-Semitism Scam - “An anti-Semite used to mean a man who hated Jews. Now it means a man who is hated by Jews.” (unz.com)
by Kakistocracy on 20 Feb 2019  5 comments, latest 2 days ago
In his novel 1984 George Orwell invented the expression “newspeak” to describe the ambiguous or deliberately misleading use of language to make political propaganda and narrow the “thought options” of...

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“Fed Hawk-o-Meter” Ticks Down, Still Red-Lines. In Passing, Fed Plants Seed for Removing “Patient” (wolfstreet.com)
by Kakistocracy on 21 Feb 2019  Posted 2 days ago
Oh dude, glad no one saw it.My fancy-schmancy Fed Hawk-o-Meter checks the minutes of the Fed meetings for signs that the Fed believes the economy is strong and that “accommodation”...

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Michael Flynn, Top White House Officials Ignored Ethics Warnings to Push Saudi Nuclear Power Deal: Report (newsweek.com)
by Kakistocracy on 20 Feb 2019  14 comments, latest 3 days ago
Top White House political appointees, including disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn, “repeatedly” ignored warnings from legal and ethics advisers that pushing a private industry plan to sell nuclear...
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