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Spencer Thompson
Learner at Sokanu
Learner at Sokanu

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“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” ― Maya Angelou via +Spencer Thompson

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Here is why S&P downgraded the US credit rating.

• U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
• Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
• New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
• National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
• Recent budget cut: $ 38,500,000,000

Now let’s remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget.

• Annual family income: $21,700
• Money the family spent: $38,200
• New debt on the credit card: $16,500
• Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
• Total budget cuts: $385

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For those for whom last night's hangout with the +Dalai Lama and +Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu were at an inconvenient hour (e.g. North Americans) here's a link to a recording of this epic event: Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu hang out on Google+

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How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education

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