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Clayton Haapala
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Attended Carleton College, Eastern Michigan U
Lives in Minnetonka, MN
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Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says the Trans-Pacific Partnership may well be the worst trade agreement ever negotiated, and he recommends Canada insist on revisions.
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Dig this take on the mighty recruits of ISIS.
 
Sven Mary [Belgian attorney for Salah Abdesalam] does not hide his contempt for Abdeslam: "This little prick from Molenbeek is a two-bit crook, a follower rather than a leader.  He has the intelligence of an empty ashtray,  an abysmal void.  He is the perfect example of the GTA [Grand Theft Auto]  generation, who thinks he lives in a video game. He and his  buddies were able to make a religion hateful. I asked him if he had read the Koran, I have read it, and he said he had got his interpretation off the Internet. It's great, for simple minds, it's perfect, the Net is the most they can understand "

He is very uncomfortable to the reactions since he began representing Abdeslam. "The Arabs welcomed me, while non-Arabs throw me hateful glances. This is very sick."
L'avocat belge du principal accusé des attentats de Paris, explique la difficulté d’assurer la défense d’un prévenu aussi décrié, qu’il considère par ailleurs comme un «petit con».
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"Yet what we never hear is that free markets aren't appropriate for the US because free market societies are relatively homogeneous. In fact, no one ever points out that Hong Kong is 94% Chinese and is consistently the highest ranked. Singapore, the usual Number Two, is 74% Chinese while the US is only 63% non-Hispanic White. By all accounts, the racial and ethnic diversity of the US should be a strong objection to free marketpolicies if they're an objection welfare states. But that's never raised on the right."
 
Down in the comments someone dismisses Sanders' platform on the basis that Scandinavia is relatively homogeneous. Social democracy won't work in the US because we're racially and ethnically diverse. This is, of course, racist bullshit but it's weirder than that.

In the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom, Denmark has approximately the economic freedom of the US and Sweden trails in by a mere three points. The lowest ranked Scandinavian country, Norway, trails by a mere six points. Even Mexico is only some nine points off. The fact is that the top 50 states in the index cluster very closely together. Recall, too, that Heritage's Index counts taxation against economic freedom; so for high tax countries like Sweden and Denmark to score so high, the rest of their market must be a Smithian utopia by comparison to the US. 

Yet what we never hear is that free markets aren't appropriate for the US because free market societies are relatively homogeneous. In fact, no one ever points out that Hong Kong is 94% Chinese and is consistently the highest ranked. Singapore, the usual Number Two, is 74% Chinese while the US is only 63% non-Hispanic White. By all accounts, the racial and ethnic diversity of the US should be a strong objection to free market policies if they're an objection welfare states. But that's never raised on the right. 

Rather, it's raised on the Left, which insists that economic intervention is a necessary component of a diverse society. Nor are they without evidence: the major driver of ethnic acceptance historically was the patronage system in cities. By doling out government jobs to immigrant supporters of the party machine, they raised the incomes and respectability of those communities until they were perceived, in large measure, as simply white. Simultaneously, even libertarian writers like Bryan Caplan give implicit support to the Left's position, holding that biases against foreigners and other outgroups leads to economic distrust. While he focuses on the broader macro policy implications, it's obvious that this same mechanic means subtle exclusion from market participation.

Anyway.
Leftists don't own the poor even though they've done their best to keep them in poverty.
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Uh-huh. Sometimes it's what isn't said… because nobody thought of it that way. Good comments from +Steven Flaeck.  
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Hillary gave $17.6 million to charity -- 26 times the total fee from her three Goldman Sachs' speeches. One program: "Too Small to Fail."
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Has potential to greatly increase efficiency of ore separators. Likely applies to taconite separation?
 
"By using our newly discovered methods, the maximum TFM field is now 12 tesla," said Weinstein. "A motor, if made in a fixed size, can produce 3.2 times the torque. Alternatively, the motor can be designed to produce the same amount of torque, but have its volume reduced by more than 10 times. This reduction in materials can result in great cost savings."
In terms of applications for their discovery, the researchers suggest the ability to replace a $100,000 low-temperature superconducting magnet in a research X-ray machine with a $300 TFM, or possibly replace a motor with one that is a quarter of the size of an existing one. There are many other potential applications, such as an energy-efficient ore separator, noncontact magnetic gears that will not wear or require repair, a red blood separator with 50 percent improved yield, and even an automated docking system for spacecraft.
University of Houston physicists report finding major theoretical flaws in the generally accepted understanding of how a superconductor traps and holds a magnetic field. More than 50 years ago, C.P. Bean, a scientist at General ...
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  • Dell Compellent
    Storage Development Principal Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Symantec Corporation
    Software Developer, 2004 - 2012
  • Cisco, WAM!NET, Network Systems, LaserMaster
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Babbitt, MN - Ann Arbor, MI - New Richmond, WI
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Software development, bass (guitar and vocals), Lutheran. Enjoys the road less traveled, on foot or bicycle.
Introduction
I am from Babbitt, MN (near Ely and the Boundary Waters). Since de-Ranged, and living in the Twin Cities.
I've worked in the computer field, usually networking, for 30+ years, currently with Dell Compellent.
I sing bass in my church choir and have sung with Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra.  I also play bass guitar when I get a chance.

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I have getaddrinfo() and I'm not afraid to use it.
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  • Carleton College, Eastern Michigan U
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  • J.F. K High School, Babbitt, MN
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Massage Envy - Minnetonka
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Massage Envy Ridgehaven Minnetonka has Professional Massage Therapists that go through a consultation with you and determine your needs, and

What the Fed’s Next Move Means For Your Paycheck
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Workers should be very focused on Fed policy in the near future. It is likely to have far more impact on their living standards than the var

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The comedian's hyper-patriotic persona was the key to parodying blathering know-nothings like Fox's Bill O'Reilly

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Kansas is the new battleground for the soul of the GOP. Sam Brownback's term as senator should be a cautionary tale

SwiftKey Keyboard
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SWIFTKEY - THE MIND-READING KEYBOARD No.1 best-selling app in 58 Google Play countries, over 300,000 ***** reviews “Shockingly accurate, mak

Tim Cook Soundly Rejects Politics of the NCPPR, Suggests Group Sell Appl...
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In an emotional response to the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR), Apple CEO Tim Cook soundly rejected the politics of the

Economist Mark Zandi on Default: "we will be dooming our economy and the...
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In response to a Sarah Palin comment, the prominent economist who advised John McCain's 2008 campaign makes a dire prediction.

Full Remote Device Lockdown Is Now Live In The Android Device Manager, I...
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In our recent APK/website teardown, we unearthed Android's upcoming remote device lock functionality through Google Play Services, and now i

The $200K lesson I learned from getting shot
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How a health insurance check sent 6 hours before being shot saved my life. And what it means for you (and America)

Diane Ravitch: School privatization is a hoax, “reformers” aim to destro...
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Our public schools aren't in decline. And "reformers" with wild promises don't care about education — just profits

Detaining my partner: a failed attempt at intimidation
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The detention of my partner, David Miranda, by UK authorities will have the opposite effect of the one intended

Lauren Weinstein's Blog: "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the NSA"
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Once upon a time, I knew a spy. He died long ago, and honestly I don't even remember his name -- or at least the name by which I knew him. H

HammerHeart Brewing Opens - Minnesota Beer Activists
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The HammerHeart Brewing opens Friday, August 2nd, at 4pm.

Minnesota Beer Activists
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Raise Your Glass & Raise Your Voice!

The unlikely hero: Thank you, James Sensenbrenner
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Wisconsin Republican becomes unlikely champion of voting rights, stepping up to his own party's shameful leadership

From the mouths of babes: Toddlers' speech is far more advanced than pre...
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Patrick Stewart Gives Passionate Response to Question At Comicpalooza 2013
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This was my question to Sir Patrick Stewart at Comicpalooza 2013. I wanted to thank Patrick Stewart for his speech at Amnesty International

George Takei Responds To "Traditional" Marriage Fans
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The legendary George Takei responds in the best way possible to the protesters who gathered during March Prop 8/DOMA hearings outside the Su

Beware, this is on the JEB military base. The lighthouse, First Landing Memorial, and tribute to French Adm. DeGrasse are worth visiting. The beach, there, is not available to visitors.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Got a great thing going, here with the beers and sausages. A loud venue - prefer it when the big doors are open for outside seating.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
We did a major remodel with Knight in 2003, that included a 16x20 addition and a totally redone. kitchen in granite and maple. We had our own design person for that project, but Knight and his subs did a superb job of execution and we enjoy every bit of it to this day. A few months ago, we needed to replace a steam shower enclosure, and went with Knight again, resulting in a gorgeous tile steam shower with glass doors. While this project was in progress, we found that the base of our upstairs shower stall was leaking and needed full replacement, and that was added to the project, with timing such that we always had one shower to use. You want contractors/craftsmen who are proud of their work and happy to show you their progress, and that is what we had with both projects.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Really wanted to like this place, and I would try it again if I lived here. Couldn't taste the hazelnut in our cappuccinos, which also were very "wet".
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Everything went fine at DCA National Airport. The associate took us through using the kiosk, which begs the question of having kiosks. Never a hassle with the spouse driving, no hard-sell on insurance or upgrade. That's what I like. Check-in was super smooth.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Surprise twofer on beer! Fish tacos and steak quesadilla were good. Nice waiter.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Look no further. Great coffees and sandwiches. Fills that great empty spot between Eau Claire and Madison.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago