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Take me back to where I was.
  • Date: 12/2/16 4:09 PM
  • Number: 92750
  • Recommendations: 1
If raising minimum wage to $1,000/hour would cause massive unemployment, then does that mean that lowering it to a penny an hour would guarantee full employment?

What a boon to the economy that would be. One local McDonald's could
  • Date: 12/2/16 2:25 PM
  • Number: 485020
  • Recommendations: 1
Help them find attractive candidates for state and local offices, plus Congress.

What's an "attractive" candidate to someone who hates Democrats?
  • Date: 12/1/16 4:24 PM
  • Number: 311068
  • Recommendations: 6
That's a one-month reduction of $489 in consumer debt

It occurred to me that I've been making these Update posts for well over a year, which means that I can now track my progress on an annual basis.

  • Date: 11/30/16 6:46 PM
  • Number: 92654
  • Recommendations: 38
All that goes out of the window when ISIS figures out they can pull the USA back into the Middle East just by bombing one of Trump's companies.

I like how John Scalzi put it:

Let me put it this way: If I were a
  • Date: 11/30/16 6:30 PM
  • Number: 484808
  • Recommendations: 63
Carrier says deal reached with Trump to keep 1k jobs in Indiana

Well, the original plan was to move 2100 jobs to Mexico, but thanks to big-government incentives offered by Indiana Governor Pence, one thousand of the jobs will stay in
  • Date: 11/30/16 6:01 PM
  • Number: 311067
  • Recommendations: 9

Loan Dec. 2016 Nov. 2016
A/C Loan (7.36%) 7,321 7,470
Student Loan 1 (6.41%) $17,917 $18,077
Car Loan

  • Date: 11/29/16 3:57 PM
  • Number: 134069
  • Recommendations: 0
One way to get a broken light bulb out is to use a soft rubber ball. Just jam the ball onto the broken glass and twist. It actually works sometimes.

Half a potato is supposed to also work, although I've never actually done it.
  • Date: 11/28/16 3:45 PM
  • Number: 17177
  • Recommendations: 1
Kim Stanley Robinson published a new book this year, called Aurora, a hard SF-novel about humanity's first journey outside the solar system.

  • Date: 11/28/16 10:21 AM
  • Number: 92526
  • Recommendations: 36
Mark Hachman of PCWorld tested how Facebook's algorithms can share fake news with their users. He created two generic accounts, one Republican, one Democrat, all other parameters equal. What would be shown to each user?

  • Date: 11/22/16 9:06 AM
  • Number: 81513
  • Recommendations: 3
Interesting piece of trivia:

The S&P 500 gained an average compound return of 10.00 percent per year between 1926 and 2015.

Out of those 90 years, how many years did the S&P 500 return between 8% and 10%?

Find the
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