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Animation of a potential planetary path in a binary star system.
animation by +Larry Phillips 

#Space   #Astrophysics   #GIFs   #Science   #Astronomy  
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3 body problems.
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Contronyms: 30 words that are their own opposites
A slightly lighter post for Friday night before I'm off. Thanks for all the great comments and engagement today everyone. Well, almost everyone. Not the trolls, lol. G'nite.
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I had no idea there was a word for that but I suppose it doesn't surprise me.
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The Koch Brothers have pledged $900 million to buy our democracy in 2016. Will you let them win?
Grassroots power can defeat big money, but only if ordinary folks like you stand up and do extraordinary things to make it happen. If we rise together, we win, and can set a new course for America that restores our democracy to the people.

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+Benjamin Ai 42% of the money in the 2014 election was spent by the richest 0.1%. When that small of a group is controlling that much of the message with the media buys and high powered consultants that determine who people will vote for, that is a serious problem. 
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Free Market Fairy Dust is superstitious nonsense that will never solve Americas problems
In fact, the level of deregulated, predator capitalism we allow to fester is causing serious economic stagnation for the "poorest" 90% of Americans.
 
Yep, trickling hasn't worked. Trickling will never work.
Ty +Katie H.​
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Personal attacks and strawmen are all you have left.

Please point to the place where I personally attacked you. I'm afraid you are the only one who has done that:

...you spoiled manbaby...
...you loathsome cretin...
... idiot...

 Please point specifically to the straw man I posted. Because here are a few of yours:

The Nazis were bad so all governments are Nazis
Which I didn't say or even imply in my post. I was making a point that saving Jews was illegal, you were claiming no one should do things that are illegal.

Ah, the "I'm a serious businessman" gambit that is in no way cliche on the Internet
Which, in no way, did I do. The point was that the function YOU were talking about could be handled privately.

You compare taxation to the Holocaust
No, I didn't. Please point to the place where I did that. See "Nazi's are bad" paragraph.

Or other fallacies....

whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden to common criminals who won't pay taxes that hundreds of millions of people recognize as peferctly legitimate

Millions of people thought slavery and killing Jews was perfectly valid. Are you really still using that as an excuse for extortion?

 The world doesn't work like you want it to - anywhere
Except, of course, for all the places that I previously linked to.

That country is North Korea
It is impossible to understand my position, or even to have paid any attention at all to my position, and come to this conclusion. North Korea is the pinnacle of statism. It contains the worst of government control over production and resources. This is an example of what we can expect with policies YOU are promoting. 

Shall I go on? so far we have

Name calling
Strawmen
Tu Quoque
Fallacy of large numbers
Flailing about with no actual addition to your argument.

Which leaves me with:
_My point is that Robert Hirsch​ is a ridiculous fool, and I've made it pretty thoroughly _

Oh my. I'm afraid that name calling, argumentative fallacies, and threats of violence hardly helps to make whatever point you were trying for.
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Bernie Sanders has a great interview here with Ed Schultz where issues are discussed  the way they should be: calmly and rationally
The more people hear of Bernie, the more they like him.

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2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks with Ed Schultz about his campaign "road map," his policy positions, and his stance on money in politics.
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I'm glad to disappoint you
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Video: Bernie Sanders kickoff speech for his presidential bid. 

This a good quality video of the official kickoff speech, which is powerful and historical in it's reach. Read a full transcript of this epic speech at:  http://www.vox.com/2015/5/26/8662903/bernie-sanders-full-text-speech-presidential-campaign


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Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning statues unveiled in Berlin
Each figure is standing on a chair, while a fourth chair sits empty, which the artist, Italian sculptor Davide Dormino says is for you.
Statues honoring Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning went up in Berlin this weekend.
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if Germany is your answer,you need help.
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For once, I would support a Do-Nothing Congress if it meant letting the Unpatriot Act expire!
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Interesting that the leader of the do-nothings, Mitch McConnell, is the only one trying hard to do something to renew the Patriot Act.  Good thing he practiced doing nothing so well that he can not do anything to save it.
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It's time for a political revolution in America.  ¡Viva la Revolución!
 
It's time for a new world order...

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+Ole Olson Well, one can conceivably hold out for some hope for reforming the behemoth, hoping that success might come after 40 years of failure.

However, we would have to make sure we know what the point of it would be, and be convinced that any possible reforms would yield better results than a radical re-do. I don't see anything working that hasn't been tried, frankly.

It also very much matters exactly who constitutes the "we." Reform is still a power-play, so the successful reformer has to wield the greater power. I can't think of any interesting formulation of "we" where that's the case.

I think those historians you mention are right (as well as courageous!), and that excess scale will eventually drag down the continental empire, just as with the Roman Empire in the times of Diocletian.

Also, such excess scale will be -- how to put it? -- maladaptive  in a post-industrial, energy-scarce world. Half of US territory is ruled by a capital over 1000 miles away. Not a recipe for permanence!

As we start taking this prospect seriously, we have to move beyond the assumptions brought by our own historical baggage.

One, dissolution is not secession, and there is a viable, non-violent course available to that end;

Two, nothing says that the successor states must be rivals. In fact, such rivalry is usually due to expansionist periods, such as in Europe during the mercantilist "age of discovery."

States of the FUSA, by contrast, would be dealing with a severe period of contraction, with every motivation to cooperate, or at least mind their own business.
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Texas flooding? QUICK, lower their taxes and get the free market to come to rescue them!
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Not that it matters to this comment thread, but the image in the meme above is not a picture of any Texas flood.
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Going after Medicaid and Food Stamps to fix a budget crisis is like invading Iraq after 15 Saudis attacked you.  +John Fugelsang 

Via +Brandon Weber 
#Funny   #PoliticalHumor  
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Thank you but I've read and watched enough information about 9/11 to form my own opinion. 
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Remember: corporations have your best interest at heart!  Or not.
 
Fort McKay: The Canadian town that sold itself for Tar Sands now is paying for it

Example for 'What you sow,  you reap'.
The tiny Alberta town is one of the world’s single biggest source sites of carbon pollution. The community grew rich on oil, and was wrecked by oil. So local, Cece Fitzpatrick, decided to run for chief, promising to stand up to the industry which came there 50 years ago
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remember, Democracy means the minority gets shit!
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Conservatives Try to Use Their Own Failure To Regulate Wall Street to Sm...
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But no matter who they donate to, it's beyond disingenuous for conservatives to pretend that their platform doesn't push for total deregulat

The Unrepentant ‘Gorilla’ of Wall Street Wants You to Bite Him
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No, the "gorilla" of Wall Street is not in jail. Asked why he didn't just ride into the sunset', the former CEO of Lehman Brothers responded

Former GOP US House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted For Violating Federa...
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Former GOP US House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted For Violating Federal Banking Laws was written by for PoliticusUSA. © PoliticusUSA, Fri,

Counterprotesters at armed biker rally at Phoenix mosque: 'ISIS is not I...
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Anti-Islam protesters were met by supporters of the Phoenix mosque where a "Draw Muhammad" contest was held.

Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning statues unveiled in B...
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Statues honoring Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning went up in Berlin this weekend.

Ted Cruz's Mind Blowing Hypocrisy on Texas Floods Shows Idiocy of Republ...
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Cruz's mind blowing hypocrisy was made all the more obscene when you take into account that this was the same Tea Party Senator who voted ag

Bernie Sanders to Billionaires: ‘You Can’t Have It All!’
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Renewing a politics of fierce opposition to "financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profitee

Nebraska Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto And Ends Death Penalty In...
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Nebraska's legislature voted to repeal the death penalty on a 30-19 vote on Wednesday, overriding Governor Ricketts' veto.

Website Targets Pro-Palestinian Students In Effort To Harm Job Prospects
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Shadowy body accused of ‘McCarthyist tactics’ and ‘open racism.’

WATCH: Larry Wilmore on Josh Duggar Sex Scandal: 'I Hate Pedophiles, But...
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The Nightly Show host had a few choice words about the Duggars's hypocrisy...and statistical probabilities.

You Wouldn't Believe How Christian "Missionary" Work Has Radically Changed
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Christian missionary work is different today than it was years ago.

Report: Hillary Clinton Insiders Are “Frightened” Of Bernie Sanders
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Clinton insiders are frightened of the challenge that Bernie Sanders could present, and the damage that he could do to her candidacy with De

Why Monsanto Is About to Get a Lot Bigger and More Powerful
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We should be very concerned about the future of the world's food supply.

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Welcome to the Hogan's Heroes Wiki, a database that anyone can edit. The Hogan's Heroes Wiki is a collaborative project to create the most d

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The tiny Alberta town is one of the world’s single biggest source sites of carbon pollution. The community grew rich on oil, and was wrecked

The Newest Strategy to Save Bats From Extinction? Bacteria
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Congress is trying desperately to brush science they don’t agree with under the rug.

EPA's new rules on river pollution outrage the usual suspects
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The agency reasserts its authority to regulate rivers in the wake of court decisions that reined in its powers. This rankles some politician

A professor figured out a way to use art to clean up polluted streams
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An Ohio professor has plan to clean up streams that are being polluted by toxic runoff from abandoned mines. It involves pigments, paint and

My favorite car repair shop in town. Schedule your appointment early, as they are very much in demand as they do great work for a cheap price and are totally trustworthy.
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This is the best park in Alexandria, MN. It's a bit hard to find, but that just makes is more quiet. There is an upper portion (shown as green on the map) that is an open field which is used for parking during major events like Art In The Park (late July). There is also a quality modern playground, two shelters, and two tennis courts (moderate shape) on the upper part of the park. The best feature however is when you go down the bank to the point. It is peaceful, scenic, filled with tall trees, and culminates in a point that you can wade out on (an opposing point is private property, so please don't trespass if you cross). The lower park also has a small beach, swings, a slide, a nice shelter, a historic gazebo, a fishing dock, and a 4 person shelter by the point. You can also take the trail from here that connects with the Central Lakes Trail closer to downtown.
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Whenever I'm cruising around this part of the county, I always try to stop into the Outpost for cold one. Loved the chicken and appetizers too.
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I spent the better part of 15 years living on the road traveling from project to project, and would always go explore the nightlife where ever I went. The Swizzle Inn is one of the best neighborhood bars in the country, and I make a point to go here anytime I'm visiting Phoenix. You can sit down next to anyone and have a great conversation. It really feels like home. The bar is hidden away on the back corner of a tiny shopping strip behind Starbucks. Parking can be a huge problem, but it's worth it. The owners are regulars in the bar and bring in free munchies in the afternoon/early evening regularly. The Swizzle is tropical themed, but dimly lit, and has a pool table, dart board, and C-shaped bar. Very decked out for holidays like christmas, halloween, and St. Patrick's Day. Open to people of all persuasions.
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Great niche shop to get all sorts of things from Scandinavian countries. My dad *loved* the Lutefisk t-shirt I gave him for x-mas.
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While I've never had food here, this place is a really fun bar on Thurs-Sat. nights. There is a very mixed crowd from all walks of life, from pool/dart players, dancers (wonderful DJ by the way), dark siders, alternative crowd, sports fans, racing enthusiasts, bikers, the LGBT community, freedom lovers, etc. This is the best closing bar in The Lakes Area.
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This is an excellent headquarters for Minnesota's version of the Democratic Party (Democratic-Farmer-labor). Someone took time out from their busy day to give me the full tour of the building, and all of the spaces they had available are state of the art. So nice to see a well organized center-left party in Minnesota. This is the nerve center for the campaign to move the state forward.
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