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It’s On: Airbnb Regulation Set To Hit San Francisco’s Ballot This November
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This is not just some brilliantly done visual history. It's a poignant example of what happens when you create a coercive monopoly (government, states) and allow it to control the money supply. It's a warning not only about the European crisis but about the very practice of central banking and fiat money, which is happening everywhere in the world. Governments manipulate the money supply to suit themselves and their elite patrons to the disadvantage of you and yours. You will spend hours cutting coupons, researching prices and reading product reviews but what do you know about money? How much time have you dedicated to understanding it? All the family budgets in the world can't balance the checkbook when the government is devaluing your savings balance, pension and salary.
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Far from being frivolous, play is the fuel that drives healthy brain development and the very crucible of learning. So how do we foster outdoor play while minimizing risks and managing our fears? Dinosaur Train host Dr. Scott Sampson gives three important tips:
"Dinosaur Train" host, Dr. Scott Sampson, explains the importance of children having time for outdoor, unscheduled play.
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Animated GIF showing a map of the US re-scaled by total residential property value for each county.
After the last post, which looked at housing values across New York City, I thought it would be interesting to take a more granular look at housing values across the U.S.To create the map below, I took the total residential property value for every county in the U.S. (the contiguous 48 states), and substituted those values for each county’s land area. Total […]
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My goodness, that's an ugly graphic.
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I actually like finding when I'm wrong. IMNSHO, anyone in software ought to seek out how they can be wrong. IMO, anyone alive ought to seek out how they can be wrong.
A short game sheds light on government policy, corporate America, and why no one likes to be wrong.
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I tried to test a bunch of cases for whether it was the 2 4 8 task. Some of the cases I tested I was expecting a no, some I was expecting a yes. I was right with each advanced prediction.
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Did Hell Just Freeze Over? Obama to Free Scores of Non-Violent Drug Offenders from Prison

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Too bad http://goo.gl/gyGCJg it seems he only selected 28 actual prisoners. It's a start and he specifically aims at the 'war on drugs', but the prison business still needs the other masses of people, apparently.
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'Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they are determined to see that the requests are scaled back.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans — market leaders in many states — are seeking rate increases that average 23 percent in Illinois, 25 percent in North Carolina, 31 percent in Oklahoma, 36 percent in Tennessee and 54 percent in Minnesota, according to documents posted online by the federal government and state insurance commissioners and interviews with insurance executives.



The Oregon insurance commissioner, Laura N. Cali, has just approved 2016 rate increases for companies that cover more than 220,000 people. Moda Health Plan, which has the largest enrollment in the state, received a 25 percent increase, and the second-largest plan, LifeWise, received a 33 percent increase.

Jesse Ellis O’Brien, a health advocate at the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, said: “Rate increases will be bigger in 2016 than they have been for years and years and will have a profound effect on consumers here. Some may start wondering if insurance is affordable or if it’s worth the money.” '

And now we wait for the paid trolls to come in and tells us how these numbers are wrong.
Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected.
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Changes in Alzheimers Biomarkers During Midlife May Predict Future Dementia Risk

Studying brain scans and cerebrospinal fluid of healthy adults, scientists have shown that changes in key biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease during midlife may help identify those who will develop dementia years later, according to new research.

The research is in JAMA Neurology. (full access paywall)

#alzheimers   #neurology  
A new study reports changes in the spinal fluid during middle age may help doctors identify people at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.
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Sonny Singh, chief commercial officer at BitPay, and Peter Van Valkenburgh, director of research at Coin Center, discuss Bitcoin rising amid the uncertainty surrounding the Greek debt crisis. They speak with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on
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Reaction of sugar with potassium chlorate

Potassium chlorate (KClO3) is an extremely strong oxidizer and violently reacts upon contact with a fuel source (sugar). When the gummy bear is dropped into the beaker, it immediately reacts with the potassium chlorate and ignites. The heat generated is a great demonstration of the energy stored within carbohydrates like sugar. 

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME

Source: https://youtu.be/JOHdZsQXw7I

#ScienceGIF   #Science   #GIF   #Chemistry   #Sugar   #GiantGummyBear   #GummyBear   #PotassiumChloride   #Reaction   #Explosion   #Fire  
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Let this be a lesson to us; if you are hiking in bear country, be sure to have a syringe of potassium chlorate on hand just in case.
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Hypocrisy much? This guy wanted to take your guns while selling machine guns and rocket launchers to the Mafia!

Full Report: http://bit.ly/1KyA1av
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Just to be clear, Yee never proposed to "Take You Guns"
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  • Polytechnic University of New York
    Financial Engineering
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To be less wrong than yesterday.
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Can do crow pose on fingers.
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Software Engineer with specialized knowledge in Testing, Configuration Management, and Financial Engineering
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  • Netflix
    Software Engineer in Test, present
  • Google
    Software Engineer, Test Mercenary, and Configuration Manager
  • MorganStanley
    Software Engineer and Configuration Manager
  • JPMorgan
    Software Engineer
  • Garban
    Software Engineer
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Really good food but not worth the price considering the absence of table service.
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reviewed 3 months ago
Really good food but the service is extremely slow making for very long lines.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
They closed early and wouldn't even let us use the restroom.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Good selection of Filipino breads and desserts.
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Very clean and comfortable rooms. Sauna and outdoor spa can be hotter.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Even though the hours say 07:00/19:00, we called at around midnight and they were able to accommodate us (2 adults and 2 children). The room is so beautiful (including a jacuzzi), it's a shame we're not staying longer.
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reviewed 10 months ago
Best Indian buffet I've ever had.
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