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Jim Fawcette
Worked at Fawcette Technical Publications
Attended Michigan State University
Lived in Rutland, Vermont
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Big Biz Money Goes More Republican

Industry Money Shifts to Republicans http://nyti.ms/1GyUTf8
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SCOTUS Puts Hold on Texas Abortion Restrictions

The Supreme Court has put on hold a controversial 2013 Texas abortion law — a sign that it will likely take up the major abortion challenge in its next term..... a separate but similar case pending before it from Mississippi, where a clinic is challenging an admitting privilege law.: Voxcom
The Supreme Court stay suggests the justices will take up the abortion case
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Wimbledon isn't all serious. Andrea Petkovic pranks a ball kid, in a good spirited way.

#WTA   #tennis   #wimbledon   #andreapetkovic  
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LeBron "Greatest Loser Ever"?

Stat site fivethirtyeight thinks so. PAR ranking and "usage rate" are extraordinary. On the other hand, I believe he set an NBA finals record with, was it, 119 missed shots, 39% shooting and I'd love to see a "points given up" stat? 

Of course, there is LeBron the GM, the guy that insisted on trading the number one pick for Kevin Love, now wants him replaced, and also wanted the bench filled with old vets like Mike Miller, Anderson Varejao (injured), Shawn Marion and Kendrick Perkins - which basically left the Cavs with nobody that could run with the Warriors when injury struck. 
LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers might be trailing the Golden State Warriors 3-2 in the NBA Finals. The Cavs might, as their Vegas odds suggest, have a mere 12 percent chance of winning the NBA c...
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That depends. He's close but he can dig out of it if he wins a few with the Cavs. 
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True-ish History of Confederate Flag .... it's all about the culture, fried chicken and gravy, mint juleps and hootenannies. Honest. 
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the true history of the Confederate flag is revealed. And it's all about Culture and Heritage!
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Supremes Refuse to Hear Google Appeal on Java

Appears to solidify Oracle claim that it deserves royalties on all Android phones because of use of Java APIs. If I oversimplify or misrepresent this, someone please correct me: Google didn't use code, but emulated APIs for interoperability. Obama admin sided with Oracle claiming copyrights on software extend beyond protecting code to protecting APIs. This has major implications for software development. 
This leaves intact a ruling that would allow Oracle to charge licensing fees for the use of some of its Java programming language.
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Bassist for Prog Rock Group "Yes" Dies

Chris Squire, a founder of Yes, passed at 67. He wrote their only number one hit, which I bought to share here. If I understand the way Google Play works, you can play this if you're in my circles, or otherwise hear a sample. Sorry if I haven't added you yet; my "circle maintenance" has lapsed <g>. From an era when many rock musicians were far more ambitious and creative. 

Obit: http://nyti.ms/1GUsuAc "His death was confirmed by the band’s keyboardist, Geoffrey Downes. Mr. Squire, the only member to have played on every one of Yes’s albums and participated in every one of its tours, was being treated for acute erythroid leukemia and said last month that he would not be with Yes for its summer and fall tour, scheduled to begin on Aug. 7."

“He had an approach that contrasted sharply with the somewhat monotonic, immobile bass parts of today,” Bill Bruford, Yes’s original drummer, said in a statement on Sunday. “His lines were important; countermelodic structural components that you were as likely to go away humming as the top line melody; little stand-alone works of art in themselves.”

"Rolling Stone recently ranked “Fragile” and the band’s follow-up album, “Close to the Edge” (1972), in the Top 10 of its 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time."
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Jeb Bush Calls Confederate Flag a ‘Racist’ Symbol http://nyti.ms/1IHovW0
Jeb Bush on Monday called the Confederate battle flag a “racist” symbol on a campaign stop in South Carolina, reflecting the new Republican normal in a Southern primary state vastly altered by the racially motivated killings in Charleston.
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NBC Shamed Into Dumping Trump

Trump  will no longer be a part of the reality competition "Celebrity Apprentice" and his two beauty pageants, Miss USA and Miss Universe, will no longer air on NBC.
NBCUniversal delivered a message to Donald Trump over his recent remarks regarding immigrants: "You're fired."
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+R&R R&R so you want to give this back to the Indians????
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Young Guns

Daily Mail profile 6 young tennis prodigies from the main draw at Wimbledon: Thanasi Kokkinakis, Borna Coric, Alexander Zverev, Hyeon Chung, Elias Ymer and Kyle Edmund. 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/wimbledon/article-3139546/As-Novak-Djokovic-Roger-Federer-Andy-Murray-gear-Wimbledon-2015-watch-new-kids-block.html 

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Donald Trump's unfavorable rating, it is by far the worst of the 106 presidential candidates since 1980 who are in our database.

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+Jim Fawcette true those polled probably don't know who the current VP is, or who represents them in Washington, let alone the State. 
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And if you complain that's "religious oppression"


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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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Do people really put "bragging rights" online? Hey, I was a National Merit Finalist ! ! Woo Hooo!
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  • Fawcette Technical Publications
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    Founder and Chairman
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Rutland, Vermont - Lansing, Michigan - Los Altos, California
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Reuters Polling - View results for "Party healthcare" from 2015-06-01 to...
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View results for "Party healthcare" from 2015-06-01 to 2015-06-23

MAP: Monthly Personal Disposable Income Around the World
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This map shows the difference in Monthly Personal Disposable Income around the world. Unsurprisingly, in Switzerland, Norway and Australia t

Did a Computer Bug Help Deep Blue Beat Kasparov? | WIRED
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IBM built the first computer that beat a chess champ. But a scientist involved in the project suggests it was a bug in the software that got

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