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"Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that 90 per cent of top performers have high emotional intelligence."

Don't let people limit your joy.
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This just in: expand colleges, cut enrollment. On the bright side, I'm pretty sure that means they want to lower class sizes....
Canada would be better off if universities admitted 30 per cent fewer students every year and the college and polytechnical system got more of a focus, a report commissioned by the Canadian Council for Chief Executives says.
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How do you reduce the number of students while making the colleges bigger??

Ah, never mind, I see now -- they're drawing a distinction between universities and colleges.
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A society which has turned it's back on indigent defense for such a great length of time ends up with complete disrespect for safety by public safety officers, who now believe that acting as the judge, jury, and executioners walking among us helps keep the crime rate low. But it makes them the worst criminals, with the worst spousal abuse rates, and the worst anger issues. Our school-to-prison complex keeps the worst abuses shielded from the press.
 
This is crazy. Being shot just because!
Corporal Christopher Carter works for the University of the Incarnate Word campus police. In spite of shooting Robert Cameron Redus, a 23-year-old student
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Give a man a hammer and he sees everything as nails
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#badObama is back. :-P

"For the first time I’m aware of, the federal government has intervened in a private defamation suit and got the entire case dismissed by asserting the State Secrets Privilege. With no information being given even to the lawyers on either side, the judge dismissed the case based solely on the government’s claim that it could reveal classified information."

A privilege abused is a privilege which should be revoked.
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YEA. TELL THEM LIKE IT IS.  :)
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We're pushing the boundaries of Solar Electric Propulsion for deep space missions: http://go.nasa.gov/19Fe22v
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+John Baez it's the central thruster from the Boeing affordable mission in the second paragraph of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploration_of_Mars#NASA

The audio for the Rafferty slides referenced there is at https://www.dropbox.com/s/mlr35iyr0jzn45b/Raftery.mp3
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Today my mom told me my G+ posting was "radical" which she used to use as a term of respect for roller skaters when I was young.
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Normally, I would just say what could possibly go wrong, and leave it at that, but this seems to be the sort of thing where so many things are destined to go wrong, I honestly can not imagine what "going right" would look like. We train the next generation of government agents to spy on and lock up even more people? Maybe they will transform themselves through cyber-warfare practice to become good citizens and strong family people. Try saying that with a straight face.
 
Where the military's smartest hackers aren't human at all. "Next month, unmanned computers all over the globe will face off in a dress rehearsal for a Las Vegas hacking tournament run by the US military." It's called the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge.

"The stakes are the beginning of an automation technology revolution -- the idea that automation is the future of computer security -- and a chance to level the playing field between experts and automation."
A two-year competition led by DARPA could lay the groundwork for a world where machines are in charge of cybersecurity.
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Guess which major American political party needs to lie to stay in power?
 
Post-truth politics

The Republicans have discovered that they don't have to misrepresent reality, they can simply lie as a campaign tactic and still win elections.

o Apparently Pete Sessions of Texas claims that it costs $5 million for Obamacare to cover one new client. Actually the cost is $4,000.

o In 2011, the House even passed a bill called the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. Health reform, opponents declared, would cripple the economy and in particular cause businesses to force their employees into part-time work. and Obamacare, Jeb Bush declared a few weeks ago, is “the greatest job suppressor in the so-called recovery.” In fact, the ACA went into effect fully this past year, which was the best year of the recovery so far. 

o Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington State took to Facebook to ask for Obamacare horror stories. What she got instead was a torrent of testimonials from people whose lives have been improved, and in some cases saved, by health reform.
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Look, it's a cost-benefit analysis.
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+Bob Calder another thing a universal basic income would likely solve. Amortization of cost returns is scientific, except you have to guess at interest rates.
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