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Jim Fawcette
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Attended Michigan State University
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2016 Senate Election Forecast http://nyti.ms/2bEQFLQ

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The Upshot’s Senate election forecast for 2016, updated daily with the latest polls.
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well that was fun, spin and win!
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Age of Post-Truth Politics

How can we have an over-abundance of data -- even Big Data -- yet be lacking facts?

OpEd: "... this produces some chilling possibilities for politics. Once numbers are viewed more as indicators of current sentiment, rather than as statements about reality, how are we to achieve any consensus on the nature of social, economic and environmental problems, never mind agree on the solutions?

"Conspiracy theories prosper under such conditions. And while we will have far greater means of knowing how many people believe those theories, we will have far fewer means of persuading them to abandon them.
It is possible to live in a world of data but no facts.
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TheUpshot: Dems have 60% chance of retaking the Senate.

I'm skeptical, and the House will remain a roadblock regardless.
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the road [block] to NOwhere
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The Anti-Trump
 
J.K. Rowling Loses Billionaire “Status” On Forbes List For Being Too Charitable

I'm sure she doesn't care in not being in the Forbes Greed List.

"You have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.”
By Amanda Froelich at trueactivist.com It’s ironic that society celebrates the elite who hoard their wealth and ‘penalizes’ those who share their good fortune with the world. Author J.K. Rowling is one of the few celebrities who can relate to the billions of people who …
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What an amazing woman! anti-dtrump indeed!!
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Supposedly Android "Nuggat" rolling out to Nexus devices starting today, although I haven't seen mine yet. 
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Nexus 6, current-gen Nexus devices, and some other flagships get first dibs. Previous generation Nexus 5 and 7 aren't listed as they're approaching EOL (released October 2013, 3-year support), but there are rumors that Google might release Nougat for them anyway.
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Bernie Sanders' Non-Transparency

Regular financial forms repeatedly delayed, promised on TV, yet never delivered.

"But when federal law required Sanders to reveal, by May 15, current details of his personal finances, his campaign lawyer asked the Federal Election Commission for a 45-day extension.

"Request granted.

"On June 30, Sanders' campaign requested a second 45-day extension, saying the senator had "good cause" to delay because of his "current campaign schedule and officeholder duties."

"Again, regulators said yes.

"Now that Sanders' second extension has expired, spokesman Michael Briggs confirmed to the Center for Public Integrity that the senator won't file a presidential campaign personal financial disclosure after all."
 
As a presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders argued for transparency, but he never filed a personal financial disclosure — and now will never have to.
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+Jim Fawcette the guy isn't even running anymore thanks to the DNC so isn't required to release it - but Trump is.  In the case of Trump, releasing will probably reveal the real disaster which are his finances and since his entire empire is built on making people think he's more rich than he really is - I wouldn't hold my breath.
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Study: Texas has Highest Maternal Mortality rate in Developed World

Spike in deaths by pregnant women coincides with Republican cuts in women's healthcare funding. Texas now has "an estimated maternal mortality rate that is unmatched in any other state and the rest of the developed world...{that is} hard to explain “in the absence of war, natural disaster, or severe economic upheaval”.

The rate of women dying during pregnancy increased substantially in the rest of the United States from 2000-to-2014, and doubled in Texas. Yet, maternal deaths declined in only one state -- California.





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Congratulations, Texans. When you've killed off the rest of your citizens we can sell the land back to Mexico.
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Curious that Sanders' new political group is a 501(c) the type of secretive billionaire-centric lobbying group Sanders ridiculed during his campaign. Several top staffers quit. In unrelated news, Sanders, who refused to release his financial disclosure forms during the campaign, recently bought a third home for $575,000.
Several core members of Our Revolution, which will be publicly announced on Wednesday, have already quit amid concerns over its leadership and financing.
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"Another Earth" Found Nearby?

Well, I guess we don't have to worry about pollution and climate change anymore. We've got a spare planet! Only 4.2 lightyears away. Kidding.

NYT.com: "Another Earth could be circling the star right next door to us. ... Astronomers announced on Wednesday that they had detected a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest neighbor to our solar system. Intriguingly, the planet is in the star’s “Goldilocks zone,” .... although it circles a red-dwarf star every 11.2 Earth days, "gravitationally-locked" like our moon so only one side faces it's star, and radiation levels would likely be 100x ours. But, hey, it's a fixer upper!
Scientists have detected a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest neighbor to our solar system. It might someday be possible to reach.
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As of this May, [EpiPen costs] more than $600 a pack [of two]. Since 2004, after adjusting for inflation, the price of EpiPens has risen more than 450 percent.

This is yet another example of why free market economics don't work for health care. When death is the only alternative, you don't really have a choice.
It’s a simple, lifesaving medication — yet hurdles to market entry allow a company that makes it to keep raising the price.
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oh, but my brother in law would say we'd have no epipen if not for capitalism DUD :-(
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U.S. Woman Spy in WWII, Typing and Grenades for Lunch

Many women worked in the O.S.S. during World War II but Doris Bohrer was one that escaped typing for photo reconnaissance, then analysis for the CI.A., ending up deputy chief of counterintelligence. Yet, she still faced sexism.

"She had a measure of revenge.

"One day she asked permission to carry a hand grenade, like the Yugoslav partisan with whom she was working, a woman. When her request was denied, she had an engineer friend fashion a dud grenade, which she displayed while eating at the mess hall.

"The O.S.S. officer who denied her request saw the grenade and told her, “Honey, I’m going to reach over now and take it from you before anyone gets killed.” She slammed it on the table.

“When I reached for the handle, the boys went out the windows,” she told NBC. “They just disappeared. And I sat there and ate my salad.”
She helped plan the Allied invasion of Sicily and traced the movement of German trains transporting prisoners to concentration camps.
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The celebrities (including tennis players) both Republicans and Democrats Love, according to research http://wpo.st/s3Us1

Notice something missing in the Republican list? Think about it for a moment. Just a coincidence?

WonkBlog: "NPD conducted the research to gain insight into what kind of celebrity endorsers political campaigns should court.

"Republicans favor a much more narrow group of celebrities, almost all of whom are athletes and play either football or golf. {Note: Look closely and you'll see one other ah, common factor.}

"Democrats, the study found, have broader tastes. They like actors and musicians and favor athletes who play more sports than just football and golf. The athlete male Democrats like the most is Serena Williams. Female Democrats like Roger Federer."

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Republicans only know 2 sports?
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Introduction
Testing Google+, their third try at competing with Facebook. Looks like video chat and privacy are much better. Oh, yeah, this is the Jim Fawcette that founded FTP, VSLive, DevX.com. Now, I mainly blog about tennis and politics. 

 Favorite book: Gravity's Rainbow. Favorite movie: Chinatown. Favorite myth: Obama is a liberal.
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I don't know, given the paucity of data on trends. But there are some indications that ATP pros are hitting with more spin than ever. Here's

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This graphic is hot. Neither I nor, more importantly, Jim Courier have seen anything quite like it. This combines HawkEye's "Service toss cl

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