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I would totally vote for the pope. Hope he enters the race.
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Donald Trump has said some despicable things and yet I am pleased how he has been able to add a new dimension to the GOP. Even his slogan is fascinating! Make America Great Again! suggests that America has room for improvement. This concept has been missing from many in the party. Many have publicly stated in some form that America is the greatest country and now the leading candidate is saying something that logically contradicts that.

This is where things get really interesting to me on a info-thought-theory basis. The ability to basically hold contradictory sound bites. Snippets of speech that logically or rationally contradict each other, yet are kept in the brain to be exercised when they happen to be useful to the situation at hand.
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Right, everyone is trying to retain their quality of life as the developing world eyes their share. Cooperation seems a pretty quaint notion when 7 billion are competing for every little morsel of fish and rice. 
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Behind every salacious Internet "factoid" lies a severely troubled research methodology. Can't believe Kevin Marks fell for this!
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Kevin is usually a very rational creature.
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+Gert Sønderby  I'm also getting tired of following people who only seem to post on G+ that G+ sucks/has problems/etc. Breaks golden rule of networks which is to talk kindly of the network you are on. Chris Messina is one such fool. Otherwise good people, but I'm going to unfollow that use case from now on.
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Not working on a project with them. I've just met a number of Googlers at social events and such. They use other mainstream social media platforms.
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The ethics of autonomous war robots are becoming a hotly debated topic. Interesting that proponents suggest they will actually reduce overall casualties if they function "correctly". Seems little chance of global treaty ban so I would appeal to subsystem modification (eg neural rewiring) rather than the barbaric killing of entire bodies. 
Rationally Considering Autonomous Weapons and Ethics This article from IEEE Spectrum presents one of the more rational discussions and counterpoints to… - Denise Case - Google+
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If Republicans force out their top candidate that would really be something fierce. I think they like the idea of restoration of old male "geezier" power, but it's just not going to happen. People like the idea of a world where women and non-whites can do interesting things in life.
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Megan Wahl enjoys first chapter of Barry Wellman's book Networked . It's always interesting when anti-technology people focus on the devices rather than the mediated relationships.
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I like your pretty photographs of flowers, but your text is more mentally stimulating! ;-)
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Now that's toasty weather. I guess i will stop complaining about sub 90F temperatures now. Wow, 165F!
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looks like that is a "heat index". still..
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Of having the competencies to start a civil war? There does not seem any doubt here. 
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Totally agree. People now have unprecedented access to the world's happy and sad events via social media. But we still have a limited emotional capacity to care for things. Sometimes we care about the lion, sometimes police brutality.
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Oh for Pete's sake I hope this a twisted joke and not the configuration settings for CIA/DoD signature strikes. 
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This is where it really starts to get interesting. Finance keeps butting against common sense human values. Will that start a cascade, and what will be the ultimate result? 
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As they are doing to greece.
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Purveyor of NodeCodeEditor. Turn your browser into a code editor. Build on standards-based web protocols.
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I'm obsessed with better programming methodology and accessibility. After years of research into improving software development techniques we are finally at the exciting new phase of "visual" or design enhanced code going mainstream in the industry. 
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