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"one day, this bishop from Africa comes over..." #politics #biker  
Harley Brown, a candidate in Idaho's GOP gubernatorial race, gave his closing remarks in a debate with the other three candidates, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, state Sen. Russ Fu...
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Some good regression modeling re Cleveland sports #clevelandcurse #sports #stats  
The Browns' trade to use the 22nd pick in the 2014 NFL draft on former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was the latest in a long line of Cleveland sports decisions that made some outsiders ...
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Tom Evanchuck & the Old Money, TONIGHT at Comet Ping Pong, 10PM.. bring all your friends and share this msg. http://www.reverbnation.com/show/6001794
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WILD: Sales Of Baseball Bats, Billy Clubs Up 5,000% On UK Amazon.com
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Must read for all my TV-watching friends. I know you don't watch your favorite shows live, I don't either, even Saturday Night Live... +Matt Cohen, I'm talking to you.

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I did read that. If only that streaming and DVR had been more prevalent when Arrested Development was on. Oh well. Maybe the movie will be a reality sometime?
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Cool stat site that generates a new correlation every 60 seconds! #didnotknowpeoplediedtangledinbedsheets  
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My Favorite Albums of 2011:

Chain & The Gang - "Music's Not For Everyone"
[http://www.myspace.com/chainandthegang]

Reptar - "Oblangle Fizz Ya'll"
[http://www.myspace.com/reptarathens]

Black Lips - "Arabia Mountain"
[http://www.myspace.com/theblacklips/music]

The Strokes - "Angles"
[http://www.myspace.com/thestrokes/music/albums/angles-17446993]




Post your's!!! [keep it to 4-5 though, otherwise you're not being very selective, and, not too many people put out records this year, lots of good reissues though! but they don't count for this list].
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Great Friday read. The 2012 presidential election is officially the Republicans' to lose, writes Charlie Cook: http://t.co/wcXpb8D
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How Sarah Palin got a AAA credit rating for Alaska, (her secret) raise taxes. http://bit.ly/ro9fMu
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Haha, that's fine man, it really doesn't matter. I only commented bc you posted a comment that attempted to make some type of point, for whatever reason, I don't know.
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The debt ceiling issue is very important. If you haven't educated yourself on it yet, you should consider doing so. Basically, Congress has established a limit which dictates how much debt the government is allowed to be in. On or around August 2, that number will be reached. The debt ceiling has been raised many many times over the past three decades, and its never been such a big deal.

Obviously, the idea of a debt ceiling is ridiculous in the first place, because it permits debt. Regardless, this is the situation we are in: if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling by August 2, the US will default, ie. have no money, zero dollars, and will be unable to raise/obtain money from anywhere! This will lead to several issues that will effect the entire global economy, and, it may be unconstitutional on behalf of Congress (which would make for a great Supreme Court hearing).

The attached article is a good place to get started. It discusses the inability for Boehner to do anything besides hold the hard, GOP line, which, in essence, defeats the purpose of our system of government, which is to compromise in order to reach a general agreement. The Tea Party-wing of the GOP is making it quite difficult for Boehner because they will not allow for any tax increases in order to raise revenue. An example of a 'tax increase' (in this situation) is cutting several tax code loopholes that primarily benefit the rich. It's estimated that this alone would collect $130 BILLION/year. Enforcing the law is not a tax increase, and, sadly enough, Boehner would agree. Unfortunately, the Tea Party literally considers compromising to be failing, which is interesting not only because its what makes our system great (and unique), but also because their view contradicts all of the symbols and individuals whom they praise. Dealing with people that can't connect this point will be very difficult.

John Boehner's 'grand bargain' - with House GOP - John Bresnahan and Jonathan Allen and Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58662.html
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Chris - Right now I'm reading David McCullough's new book The Greater Journey. Great stuff.
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i'm just realizing the potential of the circles re sharing... its pretty awesome. i think that once people really get their heads wrapped around how they WANT their circles to be organized (or if they won't be too lazy to actually organize them), then this will really take off.

and, you'll get to see who you're REAL FRIENDS are, haha, because if no posts ever show up on your stream, you must not have any friends.
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which leads me to think that circles will be driven less by strict relational proximities but by conceptual/practical proximities too, like blogs, which would be interesting
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  • The American University > School of Public Affairs
    Public Policy, 2010 - 2012
    Received Masters of Public Policy
  • The American University > School of Arts and Sciences
    History & Political Science, 2006 - 2008
  • Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH
    General Studies, 2004 - 2006
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Our obsession with musical nostalgia is strangling pop.

J Roddy Walston & The Business - Use Your Language (Unofficial Video)
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Live and behind the scene footage of J Roddy Walston and the Business on tour in April/May 2011. Video by andrew reilly photography Buy the

The Rhythm Report: Local artist Rob Geer’s last show at Grog Shop signal...
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Rob Geer made his final Grog Shop appearance as The Conductor and The Creator Sunday, September 18, before he traverses the nation to settle