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25 февраля, 16:05

Quotation of the Day…

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from page 267 of the 1991 Robert Schalkenbach Foundation edition of Henry George‘s 1886 volume, Protection or Free Trade: In itself the abolition of protection is like the driving off of a robber. DBx: Indeed so.  And yet the current president of the United States proudly boasts of his schemes to flood the […]

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25 февраля, 16:00

CHANGE: GOP Leaps on Congressional Review Act to Kill Obama Rules: Little-used law now wielded to …

CHANGE: GOP Leaps on Congressional Review Act to Kill Obama Rules: Little-used law now wielded to tremendous effect, but could see legal challenges.

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25 февраля, 15:30

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): A detective says cell phone video taken at a local assisted care…

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): A detective says cell phone video taken at a local assisted care facility shows a care worker performing lewd acts in front of a 100-year-old man. “She is touching him. This was not something he wanted.”

25 февраля, 15:30

WHO CAN ARGUE WITH SCIENCE? Hundreds of scientists urge Trump to withdraw from U.N. climate-change …

WHO CAN ARGUE WITH SCIENCE? Hundreds of scientists urge Trump to withdraw from U.N. climate-change agency. More than 300 scientists have urged President Trump to withdraw from the U.N.’s climate change agency, warning that its push to curtail carbon dioxide threatens to exacerbate poverty without improving the environment. In a Thursday letter to the president, […]

25 февраля, 15:04

WALTER RUSSELL MEAD HARSHES THE NARRATIVE: Trump Isn’t Sounding Like a Russian Mole: Trump’s c…

WALTER RUSSELL MEAD HARSHES THE NARRATIVE: Trump Isn’t Sounding Like a Russian Mole: Trump’s core global strategy is intended to destroy any illusions in Moscow that Russia is a peer competitor of Washington’s. A Trump administration is going to be four years of hell for Russia: a massive American doubling down on shale production along […]

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25 февраля, 15:00

10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish Blend coffee, grab a seat in the sun, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • End of a golden age: Unprecedented growth marked the era from 1948 to 1973. It can never be repeated. Why? (Aeon) • Warren Buffett’s Best Investment (Gates Notes) • A Smoother Path to Outperformance with… Read More The post 10 Weekend Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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25 февраля, 15:00

NO, BECAUSE THEY’RE ASTROTURF AND THE TEA PARTY WAS A GENUINE FLOWERING OF NEW POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT…

NO, BECAUSE THEY’RE ASTROTURF AND THE TEA PARTY WAS A GENUINE FLOWERING OF NEW POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT: Do anti-Trump protests really compare to 2009 Tea Party? First, from its earliest days, the Tea Party was defined by bold imagery and clear symbolism. The immediate naming of the movement and use of images, such as the coiled […]

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25 февраля, 14:55

Links 2/25/17

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25 февраля, 14:31

Innovative Direct-Current Microgrids to Solve India’s Power Woes

From IEEE: Solar DC microgrids could do for electrification what mobile phones did for telephony

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25 февраля, 14:01

In Ethiopia, blueMoon - An agribusiness incubator

Founded by Eleni Gabre-Madhin: blueMoon is an exciting initiative to discover, nurture, and fund exceptional agribusiness ideas among youth that are innovative, scalable, and have huge transformational potential. We want to discover and grow Ethiopian youth agribusiness startups that can change the world.

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25 февраля, 14:00

Bio-Leather made from Soy Beans

From XXLAB, in the BioFabrication space: