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Jennifer Freeman
Attended Cornell College
Lives in Ames IA
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I shouldn't have been, but I found myself surprised at the white pushback I’ve seen to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, either you haven't read any comments on news articles or visited Twitter.) Why an African American Museum? I hear. (Um, because these stories need to be told.) Where’s the White Museum? I hear. (Um, how about every other museum there ...
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And they do cite sources.

Here’s a helpful guide to the top 10 myths you may have heard about Hillary Clinton — to help you vote based on facts come November 8.
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I heard she once told the truth, once, but I'm betting that's a myth.
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Healthcare Triage News: Someone Give That Baby Peanut Protein! Also, Wearables Alone Don’t Lead to Weight Loss
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A good read. Via +John Brockman
 
Confessions of a former Neo-Confederate.
Who believes slavery wasn’t really that bad? I did.
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I like the comment that states that criminals who buy guns illegally aren't still gun company customers.
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STOMACH: You should go eat a snack.

ME: Why? I'm not hungry?

STOMACH: Yeah, but you gotta.

ME: But why? I just ate lunch an-

STOMACH: BECAUSE I'M BORED, OK? JUST DO IT.
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America is so polarized that a cardboard cutout with an “R” on it would get about 43 percent of the vote, and one with a “D” would get about the same.
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Some Words and Phrases That Describe Me:

computer scientist, ex-university instructor, sci-fi/fantasy reader, geek, living with dopa-responsive dystonia, ex-genetic algorithms researcher, cat-person, lizard- and ferret-friendly, quilter, knitter, tatter, occasional backyard bird-watcher, ex-equestrian, cheezy-movie lover, big fan of the correct use of grammar and punctuation and spelling, casual student of many fields, more-or-less liberal, more-or-less atheist, ultimate Puzzle Pirates' bilger, lover of snark and sarcasm, chocoholic,  RPGer, introvert, devour-er of Discworld novels,  etc. etc. etc

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My public posting mostly falls under the category of "Links to News Jennifer Finds Interesting".  Lately, my interest has gravitated to the US dysfunctional political system, theories of economics, and the state and future of US healthcare, with occasional lapses into educational reform, new scientific discoveries, jokes about grammar and spelling, and atheism vs. religions. 
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A (small) gaming convention is named after me.
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Ames IA
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Manhattan KS - Mount Vernon IA
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  • Cornell College
    Computer Science, Mathematics, 1989 - 1993
  • Iowa State University
    Computer Science, 1993 - 2000
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Jennifer Freeman's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Let me explain Japan for Westerners
noahpinionblog.blogspot.com

"Do you want to know our secrets? Oops, sorry, we don't have any." - Shiina Ringo (If you just want the quick explanation without all the pr

Who belongs in America? (non-econ-related)
noahpinionblog.blogspot.com

Once again, I find myself writing not about economics or finance or nerdy stuff, but about race, identity and belonging. Apologies to those

5 Ways to Spot a B.S. Political Story in Under 10 Seconds
www.cracked.com

To learn anything useful during an election year, you need to be able to sort through all of the garbage to find the actual information and

How the GOP Destroyed its Moderates
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Moderate Republicanism is not intellectually dead. So where is it?

Steven Pearlstein: The false choice between equality and efficiency
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What if the relationship between inequality and economic growth is more complicated than Republicans make it out to be? What if we’ve reache

Michael Tomasky on How the GOP Plans to Block the Black Vote
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It happens every election: mysterious fliers, robocalls, malfunctioning machines that deny blacks the right to vote. Now the Republican Part

Abolish the Minimum Wage??!! A Debate
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The empirically established fact that minimum wages don't hurt the people who get it isn't the same as showing that they help them. So why d

European financial crisis: Is Europe a mess because Germans work hard an...
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Almost 150 years ago, the great English economic essayist Walter Bagehot pondered the problem of European monetary integration in the The Ec

Candidates' Challenge: Getting More to Pay Taxes
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Republican presidential candidates are making a politically challenging case to change the fact that nearly half of all American households

Of red tape and recessions
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HOW much of our economic malaise can be blamed on regulatory uncertainty?

Self-Employment Needs Role in Jobs Programs: View
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Cammie Allie and Ann Costlow are small-scale entrepreneurs who aren’t trying to start the next Microsoft. Yet both have battled back from un

Raise Taxes on the Rich to Reward Job Creators: Nick Hanauer
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It is a tenet of American economic beliefs, and an article of faith for Republicans that is seldom contested by Democrats: If taxes are rais

What Isn’t for Sale?
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Market thinking so permeates our lives that we barely notice it anymore. A leading philosopher sums up the hidden costs of a price-tag socie

Elizabeth Warren's anger
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A man shouts “socialist whore” at her.

Health reform: it’s about having each other’s backHealth reform: it’s ab...
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Alleged Obamacare-related increase in price of Papa John's pizza ? 11 cents. Ensuring working Americans have a health care safety net? Price

Tax poor people: Republicans want the IRS to nail "lucky duckies."
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It's not news when Jon Huntsman criticizes fellow Republicans. It's news when he agrees with them. On Sunday, in an interview with the Wall

Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult | ...
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