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Guy is almost a billionaire. At a Bernie Rally. Whose wealth exactly is getting redistributed?
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Nobodies because social democracy is about distributing the wealth that the government already has, not punishing people for being rich.
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Personally, I see this as Google's admission that consumers were not budging on ChromeOS with only web based apps - they wanted local, native apps.

At least Google is smart enough to recognize and satisfy consumer demand. A Chromebook able to run Android native apps is far more attractive to me than a Chromebook has ever been before.
 
One of the first models to get the Play Store for $199.99!

$100 off! You won't find this model at your local Best Buy. The Acer R11 C738T is the black version of the white Acer R11 you see at retailers. This model retails at $300. This is a factory refurbished unit.
The R11 should get the Play store in June, according to Google.

Per Acer-

The 360° hinge features dual-torque technology, so the panel is very easy to open, but locks in place when you tap, swipe and pinch on the touchscreen for wobble-free touch control. The panel senses when you place it upside down for “tent mode”, prompting the image and audio channels to flip over automatically.

The C738T is powered by an Intel N3150 quad-core processor, has 4GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.

You can check out more specs and details over on the Acer Store on Ebay:


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-C738T-C44Z-11-6-Chromebook-Intel-Celeron-1-6GHz-4GB-RAM-16GB-w-Chrome-OS-/252399966451?hash=item3ac435d8f3

If you would like to keep up with the latest new models, news, and deals on Chromebooks I also recommend following me as I update my profile regularly.

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+Donovan Colbert Get one, and you will see. I did not intend it, but having one DID change the way I work. Even though I had a laptop sitting right next to it, I found myself using the Chromebook more and more and the Windows machine less. People poopoo it without giving it a chance.

Disable Internet on your Windows machine for a few days and see how awesome it is without it. The reality is that it sucks too. Windows machines should be as "crippled" as a Chromebook. I spend more time updating and virus scanning on my PC than I do using it productively. Once you free yourself from that burden, you will realize what a time suck it is. It takes 10 seconds from the time I open the lid on my chromebook to when I start using it. When I open my laptop by the time it boots and scans and updates, I can read a George RR Martin novel. I would not want a Chromebook as my only device, but once you live with it, you can't live without it.
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But they are absolutely sure that their position on global climate change is irrefutable.
 
Scientists at CERN have announced that everything scientists thought they knew about physics may be entirely false, following the discovery of two new baryon subatomic particles. "The next few years may tell us whether we'll be able to continue to increase our understanding of nature or whether...
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So your definition of socialism is "government doing something for somebody else with my money". 

Not much different from "anything government does".
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The absolute logical inconsistency of the left baffles me.

The current argument is that making bathrooms in the US gender neutral is no threat to women and children.

Yet in Germany, they are making GENDER EXCLUSIVE railcars rather than face the fact that the values of male immigrants are a threat to the safety of women and children.

With zero sense of irony.
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+Donovan Colbert You may wish to see whether Janeane Garofalo has copyrighted #IHateMyself .
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Liberals go just as anti-science when it conflicts with their core beliefs and values as Conservatives.
The left has long claimed that it has something of a monopoly on scientific expertise.
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I think I'm being pedantic about the article because I've always been pedantic.  Why the hell do you think I go on about reading exactly what I write?
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Larry David, net worth $800,000,000, is out supporting Bernie Sanders on 1/101 at Laguna Beach, Ca. Someone drive by and egg his hypocritical ass.
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He left early. Must have had a lunch date with Jerry Seinfeld. Saw him take some autograph shots with a few of the other people at the rally before he split, and got a photo of him from really far away.
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Disneyland Safari. #nofilter 
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Anaheim jungle ride. 5/27/2016
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I think this is a hilarious way of illustrating the problem on multiple different levels.
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So, I was driving back from school today when I see a kid, hair shaved on the sides, top pulled back into a little pony-tail thing, wearing a pink tank top and daisy dukes, the kid stares at me as I drive past, until I look over...

At which point I realized it was a boy. Before I made a face (which I did,) the kid rolls his eyes...

This TG thing is happening at the high school level because it is a FASHION, a SOCIAL clique.

Really, what did we leave them? Tattoos and piercings are played out. Long hair, shaved heads, mohawks. Retro 60s, 70s and 80s - even 50s. The entire era of Rock n Roll has been done twice, at least. There was simply nothing left for them to do that would offend adults... Their parents have nose rings and tongue rings and inked sleeves, their grandparents dropped LSD during the summer of love. Their Great Grandparents did sock hops and fought with greasers.

So they became girls.

"I'll show you ALL!"

"This isn't just a phase! It isn't just fashion! It is who I am! This is how I feel most comfortable! This is how I'll ALWAYS be..."

1 in 20 of them, maybe. Probably less. Just like some of you still have a mother or grandmother who is stuck in the 60's and lives in a little house in Pismo Beach that has beads instead of doors and a VW Bug outside that is painted psychedelic colors - some of these kids will be "lifers" for this shit.

But most of them are going to have moved on by the time they hit college.

And fucking kudos to them. They're the first youth movement that found something SO irritating and wrong that it is literally dividing the nation. Because fully half of you have bought into this argument that it is something OTHER than any of the other things - because you're CONFUSING it as a LGBT issue.

It isn't. At all. I think that is why we've created so many granular levels of sex identity and sexual attraction. Because MOST of these kids who are embracing this fashion are heterosexual but claim they identify as the opposite sex. That is, they're attracted to the "correct" sexual identity as partners, but they are claiming that they see themselves as that sexual identity themselves.

It is kids trying to find themselves and looking for a way to shock and offend the adult establishment. If you're supporting them, you're enabling this generation. But, part of the fucking problem with this generation is that they've been enabled by the adults at EVERY turn. They're a generation of spoiled and indulged asshats that are used to getting participation trophies and being told that they can't have PB&J in school because although 300 kids are fine with this normal part of childhood, 1 of those kids is deathly allergic to peanuts and "he deserves a normal life too."

You're all a bunch of schmucks. What this is, is this generations answer to dressing up like Vince Neil or Sid Vicious. Nothing more than that, at all. You've let them turn the question on if that is permissible into a national debate on who can use what bathroom.

We should have told them, "fuck off. Dress how you want. Until you actually know what the fuck you are, use the bathroom that matches the sexual identity you were born with."
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+Nick Nielsen My experience has been that getting into the mental health system in the Veterans Administration is no easy task even when you really need it. I'm not going to try to get out for I have no reason to do it.
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All of these twats should have to do humiliation/degradation porn to make up for what tone-deaf dick-sleeves they are.

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The Huffington Post's own Executive Editor Liz Heron, a self described Brooklynite Mom, tweeted a photo of an Editors Meeting at the Huffington Post main headquarters. The photo was meant to be a positive publicity stunt for the media giant. Only she didn't expect to get the firestorm ove
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjNY4o_i5RY

This is what I am going to feel like any time a liberal quotes a HuffPo article in an argument in the future...

"No-no, you don't get to tell me what to do, ever, again..."
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I've said this all my life - dumb luck is a huge element of success. Being in the right place at the right time, meeting the right people, getting a particular break. Knowing what to DO with that break, that luck, that good fortune - that generally requires something a little more involved. Lots of people have good luck fall right into their lap but they don't know how to capitalize on it.

There are lots of proposals on how we can HANDICAP the system to make luck less of a factor - but all that does is change the distribution of luck. There is no way to avoid the fact that random chance will play a huge part in how successful, content or unfortunate an individual life may be.

Just because you handicap a race, doesn't mean that all horses are equal, or that there won't be winners and losers.
People tend to underestimate the role sheer luck plays in guiding our career trajectories, and recognizing this can have implications for public policy.
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Luck works fine for me.

I'm lucky. It was lucky my father died before me, so that I inherited my grandmother's estate. Circumstances and situation, my influence on that luck, was critical to where that took me - but it was LUCK that got me there in the first place.

I'm lucky I met my wife, and I'm lucky I pursued her, instead of taking other branches that were available and also attractive to me.

It was lucky that the day I was writing my resignation letter from MCI, it was up on the screen of my PC, that a friend called to offer me a job with Fulltime/Legato/EMC. Who knows what might have happened otherwise.

But... maybe those things are bad luck, too. Maybe I'd be a dot com startup billionaire if none of those things had happened.

But my success is in large part because of what I would consider lucky breaks entirely outside of my influence. I'm fine with that. There is a random element to success - which is why trying to game the universe to guarantee "equality," is a waste of time. Nature prefers imbalance and luck helps ensure it.  
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If we'll let Muslim women wear headscarves on drivers licenses because of religious freedom, shouldn't we have to accommodate religious values of modesty in public spaces too? Especially in bathrooms?
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It is actually brilliant to challenge it on the basis of religious accommodation.

"It says any student can request a “religious accommodation” from a school for restrooms, athletic changing facilities or showers that are exclusively used by people with the anatomical sex at birth that is similar to their own. This means that a male student could request that the school provide facilities only for use by other students who were male when they were born.

It said a student can do so based on “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

The proposed legislation says single-occupancy facilities would not be considered an allowable accommodation."

It highlights to me that this isn't about accommodation of transgenders - it is about imposing one set of social values (that tolerance and acceptance of transgenders must be mandated and enforced by the Government,) against another set of social values (that freedom of religious belief is a core value of our national character, and that reasonable accommodations to respect those values must be made by public institutions.)

And contrasts it with the economic costs of implementing either proposed solution.

There are lots of precedents for State and Federal government making these kind of religious accommodations, as well.
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