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OK, I don't want to be the bad guy picking on a school, but does anyone else note something a little... wrong about the way the kid is interacting with his laptop in the graphic? 

Why is he typing with one hand, and what's with that expression? 
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lol, it's a 'personalized journey'.  
Yeah, that qualifies as a marketing 'fail'.
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Sharing #MyScreen for a contest by +Minuum Keyboard , I thought an example of me using Minuum in a situation where using my phone is less-than-ideal, but the smaller keyboard makes it a little easier to see what I'm doing.
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Love Double Fine's work!
 
Double Fine's Broken Age releases tomorrow 
You can save 10% if you pre-order now
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Just finished a really interesting episode of the Thomas Jefferson Hour. This was a fascinating look at a different side of Jefferson, who saw the massive wealth disparities that led to the French Revolution, and realized that we might need to do more to prevent similar conditions in the US someday.


Podcast/Article:
Show 1048 - Redistribution

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http://www.makochemedia.com/files/Show%201048%20Redistribution.mp3

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President Jefferson considers the responsibility of one generation to future generations.

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The Thomas Jefferson Hour

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http://www.makochemedia.com/files/tjh.xml
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Interesting, but not really surprising, if you have a reasonable knowledge of history. High top tax rates have never had much impact on economic prosperity, as is easily seen by looking at the Eisenhower years, which had a high tax on top earners, but were also highly prosperous. 
 
Non-Partisan Congressional Tax Report Debunks Core Conservative Economic Theory-GOP Suppresses Study

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What do you do when the Congressional Research Service, the completely non-partisan arm of the Library of Congress that has been advising Congress—and only Congress—on matters of policy and law for nearly a century, produces a research study that finds absolutely no correlation between the top tax rates and economic growth, thereby destroying a key tenet of conservative economic theory?

If you are a Republican member of the United States Senate, you do everything in your power to suppress that report—particularly when it comes less than two months before a national election where your candidate is selling this very economic theory as the basis for his candidacy.

Initially released on September 14, 2012, the study—authored by Thomas Hungerford who is a specialist in public finance at the C.R.S.—correlated the historical fluctuations of the highest income tax rates and tax rates on capital gains dating back to World War II with the economic growth (or lack of the same) that followed.

The conclusion?

Lowering the tax rates on the wealthy and top earners in America do not appear to have any impact on the nation’s economic growth.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/11/02/non-partisan-congressional-tax-report-debunks-core-conservative-economic-theory-gop-suppresses-study/
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Looks like a really cool animated special by +StoryCorps is coming up on Thanksgiving evening. I'm hoping I have a chance to watch that, if possible. (In addition, I can't recommend the rest of their animations enough)
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OK, that's just awesome. I'd try to be clever, but it would just come across lame compared to the hilarity of the reviews and Q&A on that page. 
 
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I'm a geeky kind of guy. I like computers/technology, reading, and movies, but also enjoy the outdoors, particularly the Sierra Nevada mountains nearby. I dabble in a lot of different things, such as photography, as well.
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Very good food, that's all. The ordering and pickup is from a window, and there are some outdoor tables if you want to eat there; however, if you go there, it's not really for the atmosphere. They make excellent tri-tip sandwiches and burritos, and don't skimp on the meat, which some places are prone to doing.
Food: Very goodDecor: Poor to fairService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I've been going here for well over a decade now, as well as involved in assisting with various aspects of the church for nearly as long, and I still love it. It's gone through some ups and downs, but I love the people, and don't plan on leaving anytime soon. It's also one of the most diverse churches I've ever even heard of. We have two English congregations ("Common Ground", the contemporary one, and "Faith Community", the traditional one), a Spanish Language service, "Amor y Fe", and a Lao/Khmu language service, "Asian Grace". We're culturally and economically diverse, with members ranging from former university presidents to immigrants with limited English skills. We are all family, though, and we all worship together once every month or two in our combined services. If you're looking for a place of worship, at least come and visit. Check the website for service times.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Expensive, but some unique architecture and tasty wines. Right behind Sterling as one of the better wineries to visit.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great food, open late, they have some of the best tacos in town, hands down. The staff get the food ready pretty quickly, too. The atmosphere isn't always the best, especially late at night, but the food makes it worth it all the way.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Very good food, friendly staff. Unique touches like the Turkish handmade water cups add to the atmosphere. We plan to come back
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great food in a little place.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Been going here for years, and they have great food. It's more of a sit-down restaurant, with a plate averaging about $10. They make some of the best fajitas I've had, but all of their food is quite good.
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