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The actual unemployment rate in the USA.
The seasonally-adjusted SGS Alternate Unemployment Rate reflects current unemployment reporting methodology adjusted for SGS-estimated long-term discouraged workers, who were defined out of official existence in 1994. That estimate is added to the BLS estimate of U-6 unemployment, which includes ...
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+Alan Clegg  Sure. Right. Perhaps that will bring some comfort.
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A Texas man faces capital murder charges in the "execution-style shooting" of a sheriff's deputy while he was fueling his patrol car near Houston, authorities said.
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A thought for the day:

"The 'driverless car' is the new 'horseless carriage'." -- Bruce Sterling
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The Vatican covering its ass?
The Vatican said that Jozef Wesolowski, a defrocked former archbishop and Holy See ambassador to the Dominican Republic, was found dead in his room at the Vatican early Friday. Wesolowski, born in Poland, had been scheduled to stand trial last month at a Vatican court to face sex abuse and child pornography charges related to his time in the Dominican Republic. The trial — the first Vatican civil trial for sex abuse — was postponed after Wesolows...
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One should avoid using the terms Vatican and ass in the same sentence.
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New ideas for the SETI folks.
It isn't the green laser light that Niven and Pournelle employed in The Mote in God's Eye, but the radiation signature should be distinctive anyway.

"An alternative approach is to use a light sail propelled by microwave radiation beamed from Earth. In this way, the spacecraft which would not need any fuel for propulsion. This has the potential to accelerate a one-ton spacecraft to around 60 kilometers per second during a trip to Mars, that’s triple the speed of the fastest chemical rockets.
Although expensive to build, such a system would be extremely cheap to operate. Guillochon and Loeb estimate that such a system might cost $30 billion to construct but only $40 million per mission to propel.
If the same economics hold in other planetary systems, Guillochon and Loeb argue that other civilizations may be currently exploring their planetary systems using light sail technologies. If so, this provides a new way to spot the tell-tale signs of the technology at work."
Light sails are a promising way of exploring star systems. If other civilizations use them, these sails should be visible from Earth, say astrophysicists.
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Bit of a blast near here last night at the US Army's Sagami depot.
Though some of the video looks rather spectacular, it was all confined to a single warehouse.
(If the recent Tinjin explosion were a whale, this would be a tadpole.)
A series of explosions erupted early this morning at a US army outpost on the outskirts of Tokyo.
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Go far little bot. Out into that good night.
The spacecraft will visit 2014 MU69, another piece of the frigid debris beyond Neptune along the Kuiper belt.
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Bookshelf porn!
Come on now. You are going to look. You know you are.


(OMG! The one with the big, round stacks is just so ... )
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Damn. That Hillary sure has her finger on the pulse of Umerika, doesn't she? What a gal. She has my vote.
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What do Americans die of?
Dear Mona, I’m curious about the term “died of natural causes” and what ailments/events actually make that term up. It’s not just that one day people die because they’re old, but rather the kidneys…
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The Hugos are out. The puppies got spanked.
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Raulie explains fishy cuisine in Japan.
 
Prepared Fish Served Whole 尾頭付きの魚
Sea Bream For celebration s in Japan it is it is customary to prepare a whole sea bream ( 鯛  tai ) with both head and tail attached, served with the head on the left and the tail
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