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Definitely adding this to my "to-do list" for the bay area..
In the days leading up to Super Bowl 50 (Sunday, February 7), tens of thousands of visitors will descend upon our fair city. While these visiting football fans may be focused on the game and and my…
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Quick explanation on the recent oil prices..
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As John Oliver put it, lotteries are essentially as "stupidity tax" that the masses buy in to..
All lotteries are simply taxes dressed as a way to better your financial health.
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One big illusion...
J Bonsa analyses Ethiopia’s economic growth over the last ten years. More than 70 people have been killed and dozens wounded in an ongoing crackdown on peaceful protesters in Oromia. One of t…
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How is this even acceptable in 2015?!?!
Black, Latino, and Asian-American car buyers are charged higher interest rates than white Americans with similar credit histories. This is outrageous.
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Angolan rebel Savimbi's family sues Call of Duty makers #CallOfDuty #videogames #Angola #JonasSavimbi http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-35486651 … BBC News (UK). Embedded image. Angolan rebel Savimbi's family sues Call of Duty makers - BBC News. Three of the children of late Angolan rebel ...
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A few days ago, the Standard Newspaper posted what was supposed to be a harmless article about Ruth Odinga, Deputy Governor of Kisumu County, bedridden with a leg fracture in a hospital in London. The article focused on her patriotism to her ODM party, because she requested an orange-colored ...
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Amazon’s jet operations is an effort to save on domestic shipping. It won't be offering international parcel services to compete with FedEx and UPS.
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It's Time for the Private Sector to Break States' Stranglehold on Lotteries
www.entrepreneur.com

All lotteries are simply taxes dressed as a way to better your financial health.

Why I quit as Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s economic advisor: his tyra...
qz.com

“I resigned not only because he was tyrannizing the nation, but also because he asked me to tamper with the truth about the economy.”

Amazon in talks to lease Boeing jets to launch its own air-cargo business
www.seattletimes.com

The online retail giant is looking to expand its delivery operations to avoid the bottlenecks caused by overwhelmed carriers such as UPS.

Coding is boring, unless… — Enki Blog — Medium
blog.enki.com

As a developer, I never managed to stick to the same job for more than two years.

Anti-vax mom changes her tune as all 7 of her children come down with wh...
www.washingtonpost.com

Tara Hills was stuck in isolation at home with her children and her regrets about failing to have them vaccinated.

Scaling Airbnb with Brian Chesky — Class 18 Notes of Stanford University...
medium.com

Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 18 of Stanford University’s CS183C — Technology-enabled Blitzscali…

I believed we would face an antibiotics apocalypse - until now | Richard...
www.theguardian.com

For decades my research showed the dangers of new strains of resistance, and this week we heard of another threat. But there’s been a breakt

The Suicide Clusters at Palo Alto High Schools - The Atlantic
www.theatlantic.com

Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?

EXPOSED: How Nairobians are connecting for cheap with DStv ‘sambaza’ | N...
nairobinews.nation.co.ke

It is an illegal connection to satellite television for most Nairobians that allows them to watch the latest sport, movies, series and reali

Applebee's attack victim: 'I'm scared for my life'
www.mprnews.org

"I can speak English," Asma Jama told the woman who berated her for speaking Swahili, "but we choose to speak whatever language we want." Th

Moment of truth for Jubilee get-rich quick schemes
www.nation.co.ke

The only money we know how it was spent was the $600 million paid off syndicated loan.

An Anticorruption Plea in Kenya: ‘Please, Just Steal a Little’ - The New...
www.nytimes.com

Even for Kenyans who have seen countless corruption scandals, graft coming to light now is almost too outrageous to believe.

This governor opened Sh 20m mud houses and Facebook can’t cope | Nairobi...
nairobinews.nation.co.ke

A Vihiga housing project has become the laughing stock on social media after the county government posted pictures of Governor Moses Akarang

Angaza Raises $4M To Make Clean Energy Affordable For World’s Poorest
techcrunch.com

Often, off-grid rural villages in places like Africa have their electricity generated by energy devices, like solar panels and batteries, do

Indian Startups Vie to Win E-Commerce Battle - WSJ
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Delivering the sari involved a roughly 1,200-mile journey from Surat to Madurai in southern India. The cost of delivering a single item acro

DBL Leads $25M Round in African Solar Company Off Grid Electric
pevc.dowjones.com

DBL Partners, an early backer of SolarCity Corp., has led a $25 million investment in Off Grid Electric, a company operating a similar solar

Nothing specific caught my eye, but they have really nice and affordable BBQ..
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
We love spending time at this park, generally clean and well maintained. It has sections for toddlers and slightly older kids.. Definitely a place to go if you have kids..
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Variety of affordable stuff
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Lucky enough to find a pretty good coffee table for $40..
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
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Quick and affordable service..
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Decent food, though I felt it was lacking the spicy pouch of genuine Jamaican cuisine.. Overall i liked the place
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Excellent food!! Highly recommend it..
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago