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Jim Fawcette
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Attended Michigan State University
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Good question. If the country is in the toilet, and most our government is controlled by Republicans, whose fault could it possibly be?

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Bernie Sanders: It's Easy to Boo

But do you want to be responsible for President Trump?

Democrats Nominate Hillary Clinton Despite Sharp Divisions http://nyti.ms/2aecONj
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Roger Federer Out Rest of 2016

Sad news for tennis fans. Good news, he wants to "play a few more years"

You may recall how I posted that when he fell vs Raonic at Wimb that he landed hard on the lower edge of the knee cap on his surgically-repaired knee meets the patella. Never a good thing.

#tennis #rogerfederer #knee #ATP

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Crap, I was hoping that fall wasn't as bad as it looked, but obviously it was.
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Clever choice of words :)

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Hillary Clinton is the presidential candidate Michelle Obama trusts and believes is truly qualified to shape America's children for the next four or eight years, the first lady declared Monday in a prime-time speech at the Democratic National Convention.
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I am fed up with "should". I like people who travel the road between, in this case, "should be" and "are".
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Spy Agency Consensus Grows That Russia Hacked D.N.C. http://nyti.ms/2asxxjG

"The assessment by the intelligence community of Russian involvement in the D.N.C. hack, which largely echoes the findings of private cybersecurity firms that have examined the electronic fingerprints left by the intruders, leaves President Obama and his national security aides with a difficult diplomatic and political decision: Whether to publicly accuse the government of President Vladimir V. Putin with engineering the hack."
American intelligence agencies cautioned that they are uncertain whether the breach was an effort to manipulate the 2016 presidential election.
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By exposing the dark secrets of the democrat party? They wrote those emails. Who exposed them is incidental. BTW there are more coming.
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NTSB: Tesla in Autopilot Crash Was Speeding

"A driver killed in the May 7 crash of a Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) car while using Autopilot driving-assist software was exceeding the speed limit, U.S. highway safety investigators said on Tuesday in a preliminary report that did not state a probable cause."
A driver killed in the May 7 crash of a Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) car while using Autopilot driving-assist software was exceeding the speed limit, U.S. highway safety investigators said on Tuesday in a preliminary report that did not state a probable cause.
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Clinton's Biggest Obstacle: White Men With No College Degree

I wrote back 100 years ago when this all started that no matter whom the Republicans selected to oppose Hillary Clinton that she'd lose the white male demographic.

Trump skews it by education, but basically we're back where we started. In this graphic, Clinton is performing about as well or significantly better than Obama with all demos except that one, long, red bar that points in the opposite direction. Wonder who they are?

Image from The UpShot : " The One Demographic That Is Hurting Hillary Clinton http://nyti.ms/2aGnvsW via @UpshotNYT 
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Uneducated white men have been experiencing higher than average rates of death since then as well.
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/01/middle-aged-white-americans-left-behind-and-dying-early/433863/
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Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Agree on Glass-Steagall

Yet, Elizabeth Warren admits "that reinstating the law would not have prevented a crisis in 2008" and economists say GS would be even more irrelevant now. This is a prime example of how actually getting anything done requires more than slogans that fit in a Tweet or on a bumper sticker.

Trump and the Republican Party favor a return to Glass-Steagall because it would water down Dodd-Frank, helping the Too Bigs. Sanders? From his NY Post interview, I'd say he simply doesn't get it that the world has changed.

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act was a serious mistake in 1999. We don't live in the same world now. Dodd-Frank, disappointing as it is, provides more regulation of the Too Bigs in today's financial world. And neither does or would do much of anything about shadow banking, which dominates the high-risk world of derivatives.

But, hey. If it rallies the 'Bros .... whatever
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump both called for the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall, a 1933 law that separated investment and commercial banks.
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Sarah Silverman Tames the Bernie Beast

"“Can I just say to the Bernie or bust people, ‘You’re being ridiculous."

"I had the Bernie Burn. I got some ointment."

The Bros' will need Preparation H
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As Democrats Gather, a Russian Subplot Raises Intrigue http://nyti.ms/2a8P5hy

So, Trump, who has some vague business dealings in Russia, repeatedly praises Putin, and hires a lobbyist for the Ukraine as campaign manager. Then Russian security agencies hack DNC servers and leak emails to sabotage Clinton. This is one, bad movie.

"WASHINGTON — An unusual question is capturing the attention of cyberspecialists, Russia experts and Democratic Party leaders in Philadelphia: Is Vladimir V. Putin trying to meddle in the American presidential election?"
The release of stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee has intensified talk of the role of Russian intelligence agencies in the United States’ presidential campaign.
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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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John Le Carré, still relevant
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Can she fix it?
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Hillary Clinton has the Democratic nomination within her grasp. She needs bolder ideas on what to do with it

Girl power
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Lesbians tend to earn more than heterosexual women

Is Djokovic Getting Better in 2016?
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ATP's stat guru Craig O'Shannessy thinks so. Look at the steady climb in return stats But .... remember back when I compared late-2015 to No

Is Insulated World of Women's Coaches Holding Back WTA?
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Or, why is best, forehand technique called the "ATP Forehand" because few on WTA use it? To quote the ending of The Coen Brothers' Most Unde

Djokovic and Murray's Forehands Analyzed
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ESPN showed a fascinating comparison of Novak Djokovic's and Andy Murray's forehands during their Australian Open final. I've overlaid two s

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The Friday before Super Bowl 50 Seattle Seahawks star and Oakland native opened up his first Beast Mode in his hometown.

Are ATP Pros Hitting with More Spin?
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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

How Saddam's fighters help Islamic State rule
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From military victories to surveillance, former Baathists are a powerful factor in the rise and control of Islamic state.

The creed of speed
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Is the pace of business really getting quicker?

Freeing up the telephone
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Long-distance telephone calls cost far too much

A one-man band
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WHEN Britain won the world’s premier team men’s tennis competition in 1936, then named the International Lawn Tennis Challenge, the result s

What New Hawkeye Data-Images Reveal About Novak, Fed Serves
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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

Tennis Shorts -- Asia swing update
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Tennis Fanz, -- Oct 15, 2015 Ok so my prior transmission should have been called "Tennis Longs". But I had promised the Young Guns summary e

Kerber the Bulldog
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Tennis shorts: August 10, 2015 Tennis Fanz, I ran into several of you last week at the WTA Stanford tournament. Thanks for your kind words o

One Example of Pro Spin
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Averages can be deceiving. Here's what Hawkeye recorded when Fed took a short ball around the service-box-T and hit an approach into the for

Mid-Rogers Cup Update
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Tennis Shorts - August 13, 2015 Rarely are first-round matches this exciting -- in good ways and some, ah, not so much. In your issue: * Yet

Tennis Shorts -- Fall Tennis Schedule
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