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Douglas Peterson
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This is close to spot on. The only thing missing is a proposal to amend how appropriations are granted/expire. So much waste happens at the end of fiscal years because of "expiring appropriations".
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This just makes me happy that we're finally exposing wine tasting for the sham that it is!

Wine tasting is just like hamburger tasting. You're consuming something that tastes good and appreciating it for the qualities that the individual product brings.Same goes for coffee.

And don't tell me hamburger doesn't have complex flavors... if you do, you're just being snooty.
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It's actually kind of funny because the trends run sort of opposite at either end of the quality spectrum for wine and hamburgers. A nice bottle of wine treated properly will be of similar quality whereever. Sure it's a living product, and while the specific flavors may dominate  depending on many factors, the quality is most likely going to be similar and high whether I'm in San Francisco or Dubai. Cheap wine is a bottle to bottle gamble. Wines of the same label and vintage may taste like they aren't even made from the same grape.

On the other hand, while Big Macs all taste about the same, a hamburger at a great restaurant in New York may taste nothing like one in London. 

The real problem with wine criticism isn't that it's inherently worthless, just that it's no more concrete than any other form of art or food criticism. And yet, there are only three critical bodies in the wine world that anybody cares about. Can you imagine how insane it would be if there were only three movie critics and the price of movie tickets was subject to how much those three guys liked the film? And film, while very divisive person to person, is much more static than wine. It's bonkers. 
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This is the best inforgraphic I've seen in a while!
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I bet we could do that. I bet that rental values is more interesting though.
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Sharing this mostly for +Tim Cragin but I'm sure that others will find it interesting.
Economists to Romney campaign: That’s not what our research says
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This is super-relevant and interesting. Thanks Doug!
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More awesome pictures... yes, Old Chicago is at the end of the rainbow. Go figure.
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Want to see what it was like to be at Fenway tonight?
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Hell of a night... 

You be happy to know that I cared a lot more about the Cards' 1-0 game the day before.
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Can we just hug and not say "no homo"? I would like that.
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I enjoyed your counterpoint too, Dane.
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This is basically an ad for Google's two step authentication. And LastPass... but mostly the former. Basically no hyper-secure password would have saved this guy.
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It's a pretty effective ad. 
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From 2008 in Colorado Springs. I don't remember the name of this place but MAN was it tasty.
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I could eat that.
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  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    Presidential Management Fellow, 2009 - present
  • United States Olympic Committee
    Legal Intern, 2008 - 2008
  • Office Max
    Sales Associate, 2002 - 2005
  • UMB Bank Pavilion
    Guest Services Associate, 2000 - 2004
  • Schnuck's Markets
    Bagger, 2000 - 2001
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    Legal Intern, 2007 - 2007
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St. Charles, MO - Colorado Springs, CO - Houston, TX - St. Louis, MO
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Bringing the noise; bringing the funk... without much noise or funk.
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I'm surprised it took me this long to make a google profile. I hate inefficiency, so I sincerely hope that I can stop going to 30 different social networking websites and run everything off of google.

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  • Washington University in St. Louis
    J.D., 2006 - 2009
  • Rice University
    Philosophy; Sport Management, 2002 - 2006
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