The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is Google Docs – The Atlantic

Friday, March 15, 2019

How a writing tool became the new default way to pass notes in class

Source: The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is Google Docs – The Atlantic

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​Can’t keep drugs out of “prison” aka Gooferment Skrules and where there’s a (human) will, there’s a way.  
Pretty smart to figure ​out a work around, but isn’t that why humans are at the top of the food chain?
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Will children at center of college admissions scandal pay a price along with their parents? – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A USC spokesman said Wednesday that students who applied for admission in the current cycle — which is underway for fall admits — and are tied to the scheme will be denied admission. That includes about half a dozen applicants.The school will also conduct a case-by-case review for current students and graduates who may have taken part in the scheme.

Source: Will children at center of college admissions scandal pay a price along with their parents? – Los Angeles Times

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“Children”?

While one or more individuals maybe be “innocent bystanders” in their parents’ actions, others were involved.  I don’t think that “innocent bystanders” should be penalized until them demonstrate that they can’t or won’t meet the standards. Those involved deserve anything they get.  Graduates are probably “untouchable”.

What a mess.

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Commentary: Ask your health care provider for the cash price | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A friend shared a story he heard recently, over eggs and toast at a local eatery. A citizen needed an MRI. He asked the price, and the regional hospital quoted him $1,500. He looked concerned, mentioned that was expensive, and the provider offered that the cash price was $500. Curiously, that $500 is exactly what his insurance plan would have him pay. For a lot of people, this looks like a wash.

Source: Commentary: Ask your health care provider for the cash price | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com

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A peek behind the curtain?

I’ve often thought that there’s a “big club” that I ain’t in to fleece the medical consumer.  Gooferment, Big Medicine, and Big Insurance are the conspiring club members.

Argh!

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How America’s Most Hated Home Loan Is Staging A Comeback

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Reverse mortgages are creeping into the conversation for retirement income options.

Source: How America’s Most Hated Home Loan Is Staging A Comeback

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Hmmm, “most hated”?

I’d reserve that for the sub-prime “no doc” mortgage that caused everyone much more pain!

No?

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Scientists have built world’s first ‘time machine’ in experiment which defies the laws of physics

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

SCIENTISTS have built the world’s first time machine — sort of. Working with electrons in the bizarre realm of quantum mechanics, they first created the equivalent of a break for a game of pool. Th…

Source: Scientists have built world’s first ‘time machine’ in experiment which defies the laws of physics

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I’m sure pool players all over the world are waiting for a chance to do a shot over.

Imagine being able to press a “do over” button?

If one could imagine it, how far back would you have to go?

Could one start completely over?

And, if such was possible, what give you any confidence that you could avoid your past “mistakes”?

And what if your current outcome was the “best” of all your possible choices, could you recover back?

A troubling thought experiment fraught with problems.

Like in my youth, I once left the Engineering Building, turned left on Broadway, and walked to the subway at 242nd street with my friends to have a beer at the Pinewood. So instead of studying, I had a hangover.  To avoid that “mistake”, I decide now in retrospect to turn right to go to the 231st subway station and, when crossing the street, I’m killed by bus.

See what I mean, if we consider “time travel”, we don’t get to see what’s down the road when we take any particular fork in the road.

Hmmm!

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Vaccines Continue To Injure and Kill People – LewRockwell

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

If you or a family member is injured or dies from vaccines, you must sue the federal government and go up against their attorneys in this special vaccine court.Many cases are litigated for years before a settlement is reached, as can be seen from the report below. One flu shot victim litigated for 7 years before reaching a settlement, and one Gardasil HPV vaccine victim litigated for over 5 years before reaching a settlement, for example.Another Gardasil HPV vaccine victim who suffered cardiac arrest and death, took over 3 years to settle.

Source: Vaccines Continue To Injure and Kill People – LewRockwell

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I’m not an anti-vaxxers!

But, I don’t this the public is being served by the Gooferment interference in the marketplace.

The lack of transparency gives rise to all sorts of conspiracy theories.

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American Pravda: Amazon Book Censorship, by Ron Unz – The Unz Review

Monday, March 11, 2019

Amazon today possesses a near-total monopoly over Internet book sales, and if American society continues to allow it to ban serious works of scholarship on political or ideological grounds, our future intellectual freedom has already been lost.

Source: American Pravda: Amazon Book Censorship, by Ron Unz – The Unz Review

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I thought that the cure for “bad speech” was “more speech”.  This digital version of book burning is a bad idea.  I’m an Amazon fan but may have to rethink that loyalty if this continues.

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