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John Arrington Woodward
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Pesky human beings getting in the way of profit... 
Uber is losing money faster than any technology company ever, and it’s largely because of an essential component to the company’s operations: the drivers.
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In and of itself, I suppose this fits better with corruption. But it also looks like politics embodies the market place. 
A slew of high-dollar fundraisers in August contrasts with her campaign trail focus on the working class.
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And nougat arrives.
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Ryan Lochte promises not to piss on the track. 
Six-time Olympic champion from Jamaica trains with Brazil’s three-time Paralympic champion ahead of 'Mano a Mano' event.
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Marc Maron and Werner Herzog talking about his latest documentary. Herzog is a genius. And Marc Maron does an incredible job. He actually watched Even Dwarfs Started Small. 
Werner Herzog is one of the only people who could make a great movie from inside Marc's garage. With a new documentary about the internet on his mind, the legendary filmmaker talks with Marc about the achievements and follies of humanity. You know, light stuff. Also, Godfrey stops by again so he and Marc can trade insults under the guise of promoting his new special. This episode is sponsored by Spotify Discover Weekly, Squarespace , a...
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"[...] To protect territory, Argentine ants will attack other ants, but mostly they starve out other species by consuming resources. Wild summed up their strategy by comparing them to Walmart:

Their colonies are connected over a vast scale, so individual nests can operate for a long time at a loss until they drive competitors out of business. In California, the native ant colonies are local and smaller. Argentine ants are in these sprawling colonies that can import resources from somewhere else. They can operate satellite nests at a loss like these big franchises. [...]

Argentine ants wreck natural ecosystems by pushing out the local ants. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign entomologist Andy Suarez told Ars that native ants provide valuable services to the environment, and when Argentine ants push them out, the effects are felt across several species.

For example, California harvester ants bury seeds deep in the ground and aerate the soil, which is good for trees. But when Argentine ants drive out harvester ants, the soil is less absorbent and trees don't get as much water. Additionally, coastal horned lizards have a lot of harvester ants in their diets. Without harvester ants, these lizards may die back or worse. "Displacement of native species results in cascades in the ecosystem," Suarez explained. Ultimately Argentine ants aren't just killing other ants—they're harming trees and lizards, too. The loss of those trees and lizards will affect other species, and so on, until you're looking at potentially dozens of extinctions caused by one very persistent group of pests."

"[...] But spring isn't just about expansion. For Argentine ants, it's also time for their annual sacrifice. Hidden from human eyes, in shallow tunnels beneath tree trunks and underground, the worker ants kill 90 percent of their queens. By one estimate, the queens go from 30 percent of the population to less than five percent. It's hard to say why the workers would do this at the beginning of their mating season; Tsutsui called it "mysterious and bizarre behavior." So far, scientists have not been able to figure out whether this annual sacrifice changes the genetic makeup of the colony. It seems that the queens are killed with little regard for age, fitness, or genetic relatedness to the rest of their sisters. [...]"
Argentine ants have invaded every continent in just one century. Can they be stopped?
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Florida does provide some dramatic drives. 
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Not far from it. Just south of Jacksonville.
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I've recently read Avner's analysis of the find. She makes a convincing argument for the importance of the church to the cult of Mary Theotokos, and subsequently the church serving as convenient inspiration to the religious scholar and his Christian slave who were responsible for the construction of the Dome of the Rock.

I have always represented it as an intellectual continuation of the martyria, shrines built to honor early martyrs, which were generally central plan, and octagonal. The closeness to the city and the importance to a large and vocal population of worshippers makes hers a more convincing argument. 
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One of the great artists in the world memorializing one of the great intellectuals.
In A Life Beyond Boundaries, Benedict Anderson describes how his renewed, post-retirement interest in film found expression in an enthusiasm for the work of "the young Thai genius," Apichatpong Weerasethakul and eventually a friendship with the artist/filmmaker himself (who would design the cover for a Thai edition of Imagined Communities). In June, we republished Anderson's essay on the Thai reception of Apichatpong's Tropical Malady (2004). B...
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*Notice*: this account is *not* verified. I am not the real me. 

If you know me, then you know me. Otherwise, I'm a socialist (as is every American who has ever driven on a highway) and progressive. I also have a lovely family, enjoy European films, science fiction, and, well, pretty much anything 'literary'. 

I'm also a would be member of the Missionary Church of Kopimism. Join now, or you will not go to where ever you may really want to go. http://kopimistsamfundet.se/english/

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Very good, consistent, massive portions, and fast(ish). Some nights they can be a little slow and they are not necessarily glowing with warmth and happiness ton see the customers, but since it is carryout, you should care much more about the food. And it has always been excellent (after 5years of eating there), fresh, and hot.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I had the Brisket Dip, which was very good. The brisket has a heavy, smoky flavor, a bit salty, but the salt is nicely countered by caramelized onions and a sweet sauce. The dip was standard, canned, deli fair and, while very salty, not bad in combination with the brisket. However, the serving was very small for what I paid. It was served on a standard hamburger bun (store bought quality) with perhaps six slices of brisket (which, since the bun was so small, was about right). It was perhaps perfect for a lunch serving, but this was dinner. There were a small handful of fries that were relatively fresh, but not enough to counter the minuscule portion of meat. The service was okay. It did take a bit too long to get the food, but the server was capable, though not terribly convivial. The kicker was the bill. Not only was it more expensive (for less food!) than the excellent Metro Diner and, indeed, any similar restaurant, but there was also a small extra charge. It is called the ACA Surcharge. It amounted to a piddly 1%, so I'm not outraged at the cost. I'm outraged at the politics. The ACA surcharge, it turns out, is a charge added on to every costumer's bill to counter the increased costs of giving the workers healthcare. I'm fine with paying the extra. I'm also NOT a big fan of the ACA. But to play politics with your customers is, frankly, ridiculous and stupid. It makes the whole meal feel like a sales pitch. Half of the population was just spit on by the owner. I left feeling dirty. I'll not be returning to Gator's again (not that it's a big loss). I'm hopeful the owners feel comfortable with their politics. But, if I want to go to a political rally, I'll head to the nearest park and watch the loons. I've no interest in supporting someone so crass and gauche as to behave in this fashion.
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