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The arguments about whether he meets every point in some static fascism matrix show a misunderstanding of what that ideology involves. It is the essence of fascism to have no single fixed form—an attenuated form of nationalism in its basic nature, it naturally takes on the colors and practices of each nation it infects. In Italy, it is bombastic and neoclassical in form; in Spain, Catholic and religious; in Germany, violent and romantic. It took forms still crazier and more feverishly sinister, if one can imagine, in Romania, whereas under Oswald Mosley, in England, its manner was predictably paternalistic and aristocratic. It is no surprise that the American face of fascism would take on the forms of celebrity television and the casino greeter’s come-on, since that is as much our symbolic scene as nostalgic recreations of Roman splendors once were Italy’s.

i.e. You can say the lyrics don't match but the tune is eerily familiar.
To call the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee a fascist of some variety is simply to use a historical label that fits.
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trump has no grasp if nuances of diplomacy, governance or likely anything else. it seems he operates upon whatever idiot whim flashes in his limited brainpan, which rests under that dayglo rodent on his square skull
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Today, Google's newest machine learning project released its first piece of generated art, a 90-second piano melody created through a trained neural network, provided with just four notes up front....
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In case you had any doubt the man was clueless on foreign policy, I present the non professional's approach to alienating your friends and emboldening your enemies in Asia.

While we can expect a walk back in about 48 hours, once someone with a hint of sense explains this to him, this is a fine way to actually lower the standing of the US in Asia.

It's as if the man is an agent of the FSB.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program, proposing a major shift in U.S. policy toward the isolated nation.
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If it's not dead yet, it will soon be.

What could possibly go wrong.
Experience "building online communities" earns Chris Poole a job at Google.
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Well, I think I have a good hunch as to one of this year's Google AFJs now.
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A search for the Eastern roots of the Western Enlightenment
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You're very welcome.
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Please stand by for an important - perhaps the most important - news bulletin of the day.
Larry has been Number 10’s resident cat since 2011. He will not be leaving with David Cameron.
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And when we find his desiccated skin and bones with all the life sucked out 'as if' by a Doctor Who alien, we'll all know what happened.
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Hello my friend
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Dramatic cuts in public spending for state flagship universities seem to be at odds with widespread public sentiment. Americans say they strongly believe in exceptional educational systems; they want their kids to attend excellent and selective colleges and to get good, well-paying, prestigious jobs. They also support university research. After 15 years of surveys, Research! America found in 2015 that 70 percent of American adults supported government-sponsored basic scientific research like that produced by public universities, while a significant plurality (44 percent) supported paying higher taxes for medical research designed to cure diseases like cancer or Alzheimer’s. Nonetheless, many state legislators seem to be ignoring public opinion as they essentially starve some of the best universities—those that educate about two-thirds of American college students.

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A type of delusional thinking seems to convince American policymakers that excellent public colleges and universities can continue to be great without serious investment.
The withdrawal of state funds is often one of the direct causes of increased college tuition—not necessarily an increase in faculty size, spending on construction, or administrative costs.
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Have you had any interesting animal encounters on your rides lately? Can it top thirsty koalas? http://ow.ly/Z7nhw
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When I look at the "Trending on Google +" view that plus.google.com presents without logging in I can understand why a) people think Google+ is dying and b) why certain sectors within Google would want to kill it. On the other hand, it's not particularly worse than what I get across my Facebook stream.
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So why are profile views in two columns and stream views in three (or more, depending on the monitor)?
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On a larger (wider) monitor, the "new" Google+ stream goes to some number of columns greater than two.
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