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I posted the following over on the Nextdoor board for my neighborhood, edited here for context: Evanston has a serious gang problem. There are many single, younger parents (mostly mothers) who are raising teenagers without m...
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+Aisha Halim Yeah that's another part of the puzzle. The streets from Uptown to Rogers Park have always had a big heroin problem. There are lots of run down, abandon and nightly rate rentals that users tend to collect around. Methadone clinics are all over that area. I've seen some changes in the Howard St. area that look like heroin is just pouring in. It's always been there, but it's much more visible now. Walking up the street last week I noticed a lot more dealers in half open doors signaling and communicating. That's normal for the back streets in that area, but on Howard it's kinda unusual and very obvious. I didn't see any cruisers or unmarked patrols sitting around either. So these gangs are moving heroin in much more as the demand increases.
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https://www.onshape.com/cad-blog/partner-spotlight-kirimoto At first I was like 2.5 axis? What good is half an axis? Then I realized this was related to 3D printing and laser cutting. AH, that makes sense. In this context, th...
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Rolling mill design changes. The previous mill frame was huge and difficult to make without making some big iron castings. I don't know anyone who can make a high quality ductile or nodular iron casting in the hundreds of pou...
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I bid on this lathe not expecting to win it, but hey, be careful what you bid on, you just might get it! So Raphael from the rigging company that listed it was nice enough to send two of his guys over with a forklift to un...
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Conservative lobbyist group "American Encore" is a Koch Brothers funded organization that pushes the Koch's agendas in DC.
Their agendas:

Protect Free Speech:
What "Free Speech" means to this group is upholding the Citizen's United act, which was paid for by the Citizens United PAC, also a Koch Brothers group. You know, "corporations are people too" and limiting the amount of money corporations can spend to control elections was declared unconstitutional in a 5/4 vote in the Supreme Court. Citizens United assures that companies can spend unlimited amounts of money on electioneering, as long as they disclose where that money comes from. It guarantees that money can continue to run politics. Congress's only power over this kind of action is to require disclosure of funding, but it's simple enough to hide massive amounts of political leverage behind PACs and optimistically named non-profits.

Promote Free Markets:
Companies can regulate themselves and the government has no business doing so. According to free-market principles, all regulation harms innovation. If it makes money, it's obviously good, right? What harm can anything be doing it it's profitable?
Answer: ALL THE HARM.

Restore Fiscal Responsibility:
By killing funding of all government programs. Privatize everything, because the free market (above) is the answer to all our problems.
Money will make the greatness float to the top!

Return America To Greatness:
This is just a space to bash democracy, skewer non-Republican candidates and promote tax relief for corporations, and to push the idea that America has faltered since the election of Barack Obama, and that Reaganomics will bring it back to glory.

I do not believe money should be free to run politics. Money does not represent the will of the people. Money shapes the will of the people to its purposes through manipulation and misinformation.

"American Encore" is just one of the many groups out there manipulating the courts to promote its funding member's agendas. One of these agendas is to open up the uranium mines for business around the Grand Canyon. This is obviously an instance of a few very rich individuals throwing money behind a dangerous and risky cause that will only benefit them financially. For everyone else, the negative effects of mining uranium in the area will be extremely costly. The Colorado river is the principle water way in the southwest next to the Rio Grande. It's the lifeline in the desert for millions of people and wild animals. You cannot mine uranium in that region without polluting the Colorado river, period. Even if it was possible, the companies involved would not bother to spend the money to make it a zero impact operation. It's easier and more profitable to manipulate the political process with the money they'd otherwise spend developing technology to make sustainable energy.

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My team is currently hiring (Expedia/Egencia)

Software Development Engineer II (UI Engineer) Job ID #42062:
Focus is on front-end, UI development, with experience in javascript UI frameworks like Angular.js, responsive UI, etc.

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Focus is on full stack development – java services and some basic UI. Experience with C++ would be beneficial.

Software Development Engineer II Job ID #42845:
Focus is on full stack development – java services and some basic UI. Experience with C++ would be beneficial.

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U-weld-it rear four-link suspension kit design. Universal for 3" axle tubes. 
One side of a 4-link assembly. Looking for interferences etc. It uses standard grade 8 9/16"x4" bolts and lock nuts, 1" and 1.75" .120 wall tube, sleeves and poly bushings. It can be adjusted (after welding up properly) for...
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"Hillary Clinton had everything she needed to crush Bernie Sanders, all the money, all the staff, all the expertise, all the rep. But she didn't. Talking about that finish as trouble for Sanders is delusional. He came from worse than nowhere with less than nothing and missed it by a sliver."

Exactly. I was expecting Bernie to fizzle out like Ron Paul, expecting all the support to be just shallow internet hype but this was nuts. The playing field is changing thankfully. I was really nervous because lobbying has turned into battle of the better tech teams backing these candidates, but it looks like there's more than money that can tilt an election. Hope, finally.
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