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Why the Chinese Market is tanking provides insights on the "perfection of markets" and political interventions. It is interesting that contagion prospects are downplayed.
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This is not another do-it-yourself website builder. The Grid harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to take everything you throw at it - videos, images, text, urls and more - and automatically shape them into a custom website unique to you. As your needs grow, it evolves with you, effortlessly adapting to your needs. Want to add e-commerce? Social feeds? A different layout? The Grid just takes care of it. This is not a website builder. Th...
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The Dostoyevskian story of criminal justice in Putin's World - utterly fascinating and abhorrent at the same time. 
Boris Kolesnikov’s rise as a corruption fighter in the Interior Ministry was unusually rapid—and ultimately fatal. Credit Illustration by David Plunkert; Reference: Courtesy Kolesnikov Family
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+Tim Cuthbertson Putin is in the style of Beria or Himmler - instill abject loyalty with a campaign of murderous fear.
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Here is the problem that has persisted through DEm and GOP presidents for 50 years at least.
Ex-Google staffer Erica Baker says a secret Google spreadsheet of salaries highlights discrimination.
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This pipeline was built in 2014 using the latest safety and control system. Not only did the pipeline burst but also the safety system did not report it. This one is bigger than Kalamazoo Mich spill. And Alberta has had 6 major spills in the last 4 years- again using new pipelines in most cases - see here [ http://bit.ly/1CIDbaI ]for the details. Yes, like the oil companies I am trying to throw oil on the Keystone Pipeline debate.
Nexen is investigating why its "failsafe" leak detection system failed to detect what turned out to be a massive spill that leaked 500 cubic metres of bitumen, sand and wastewater into an area of northern Alberta.
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+Jacques Surveyer I think the bigger problem is our poor understanding of risk. We put pipe in the ground to transport oil. Because it still a machine and men are operating that machine, accidents are going to happen. We can mitigate a lot of these accidents through various policies and practices, but we can never assign 100% safe to anything. That is the biggest mistake. We are just going to have to live with a  certain level of accidents.

Rather we need to consider alternatives and weigh the pros and cons of each alternative before making a decision.

As an example, one pro factor for Keystone is that this pipeline is going to change oil flows across North America. This change could be a catalyst for shutting down 50 or 60-year old  pipelines, which have a higher tendency to fail than new ones. This "pro" does not make it to the mainstream media. The anti-pipeline activist will ignore it for Keystone cannot have one positive attribute in their minds.

I suspect this recent accident is a case of cognitive dissonance: the operator adopted a culture that newer pipelines with modern technology cannot fail--at least in the first decade of operations. Hence this pipeline was not monitored that well. We shall soon see.


 
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Now that WordPress has 24% usage share on all the world's websites, is this type of conflict with community software providers inevitable
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+Ramsez Stamper very interesting viewpoint; both were belligerent. I met Matt a couple of times very informally and at times there were suggestions of "tight stringing". Never met Chris.
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Krugman argues that wages are so stagnant that a new dynamic applies to minimum wage increases. Like badly needed infrastructure projects, minimum wages gets more income and therefore tax revenue from consumers  who power 70% of the US economy.
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Good article. I like it when actual studies can back one hypothesis or the other. It beats screaming ideologies at each other.

Another reason why raising minimum wages has little effect on the labor market is that lower wage earners are less likely to take their money out of their local area than high salary workers. The money circulates locally more, and this employs more local people.

Economics has so many interesting angles to it. It's amazing how ideologues can claim it's so simple.
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It is hard to say whether this Grid.io System has enduring design and development substance because the ad copy says over and over: "The Grid Uses Artificial Intelligence To Design Your Websites For You"; but then offers few technical details. If anybody has 1 or 2 good readings on this please comment below.
This is not another do-it-yourself website builder. The Grid harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to take everything you throw at it - videos, images, text, urls and more - and automatically shape them into a custom website unique to you. As your needs grow, it evolves with you, effortlessly adapting to your needs. Want to add e-commerce? Social feeds? A different layout? The Grid just takes care of it. This is not a website builder. Th...
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Why Elizabeth Warren is a vital spokesperson for Middle Class and Democrats - watch her closely and who she supports in 2016 Presidential race.
Primerica President Peter Schneider can't even answer basic questions about personal finance after drubbing VIDEO
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Here is the bottom line on Trumps "financial genius" as seen by The Street
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts suffered losses of $647 million from 1995 through 2004, says Brett Arends.
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Yes and yes. Not all gaming is doing well (or was doing well). Essentially I'm trying to say you can't judge him on one business. He had partners also, MGM and Karl Ichon come to mind. Both are big in Vegas gaming. Both have had financial setbacks and made "sacrifices" such as downsizing and staffing adjustments.

I lost a chunk in Blackberry a few years back. They've never recovered. If you gamble tge market you better be prepared to cut your losses and move on. Their investments were their responsibilities to monitor, not his.

The positive side, he provided jobs and paid salaries. The bad side gaming in Atlantic City is not profitable. 
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I have been watching almost stupefied the PBS Series Joseph Stalin and 1941 which describes Stalin's domestic  reign of terror  from the 1930's thru to the invasion of Russia. Vladimir Putin is in the Stalin mold as described in this account of the MH17 air disaster. Yet Putin retains 80% plus public support.
One year after 298 civilians fell to earth over eastern Ukraine, Putin’s regime is still denying culpability. Here’s definitive evidence to the contrary.
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A Web Developer who likes to comment about web development. So inevitably as a photographer I would comment on photography and offer up pictures and photo tales on the Canadian Scene. Oh and  also, a book lover who  has a few chosen words about wordcrafting. But why the H do I take liberties with the 5TH when I can't stand booze and really am not  an economist, anthropologist, or politician. Oh no .. a self acknowledged Liberal!
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Paul Krugman blasts GOP candidates: “Moral cowardice should be outright ...
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Being trustworthy and accurate could help a web page rise up Google rankings if the search engine giant starts to measure quality by facts,

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Washington Post Teams Up With Viddy Competitor for Olympics Coverage
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Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World
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About the Course. Fantasy is a key term both in psychology and in the art and artifice of humanity. The things we make, including our storie

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Woodward Dreams. Detroit's Woodward Avenue Dreamcruise had some really fancy roadsters this year. And the weather was nice for a change