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Thursday, January 15, 2015

I surmise that many on the DR are cotards. Find out at the link.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Afghanistan Reconstruction: In 2010, auditors said they could only account for about 10 percent of the total money spent repairing the war-torn country (link to further information inside article linked in headline)

Entitlement Programs: $100 Billion in Improper Payments in 2012 with only $2 Billion recaptures - $688 Billion in improper payments between 2002 and 2012 (link to further information inside article linked in headline)

Rewarded for Bad Behavior: $3.1 Billion in Administrative Leave for Federal Workers (link to further information inside article linked in headline)

I.T. Failures Cost Taxpayers a Fortune: $550 Million for the FBI's Faulty IT System (link to further information inside article linked in headline)

FEMA Fumbles Funding and Fails: $240 Million FEMA Disaster Management System (link to further information inside article linked in headline)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

This article investigates the claims of the Senate report just released, claims of the CIA, and the methodologies of both groups in coming to their conclusions.

It asks a very important question regarding the subject, no matter what side of the issue you find yourself on.

Long story short, the raising of the minimum wage around the time of the great recession lead to the loss of approximately 1.4 million jobs. These job losses mostly impacted the low skill laborers who were formerly receiving minimum wage.

This is a nice 70 page study with plenty of charts, statistics, and explanation of methodology.

Conclusion: Minimum wage negatively effects employment status of low skill workers and regular scheduled minimum wage increases drastically decrease a low skilled workers chances of moving out of the low skill wage range.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Harvard Business School professor and attorney made legal threats against a local Chinese restaurant over a possible $4 overcharge, at one point insisting he be given "treble damages" of $12 and saying that outdated prices on the store's website were actionable fraud. "It strikes me as merely providing a refund to one customer would be an exceptionally light sanction for the violation that occurred," Benjamin Edelman said in an email exchange with Ran Duan of Sichuan Garden in Woburn, Massachusetts. "I have already referred this matter to applicable authorities ..." At one point in the emails, Duan said to Edelman, "I apologize for the confusion, you seem like a smart man. But is this really worth your time?" read more


#3 Bad luck in biological mutation has more to do with cancer than genetics and environmental factors.


Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers who found that two-thirds of cancer incidence of various types can be blamed on random mutations and not heredity or risky habits like smoking.

The researchers said on Thursday random DNA mutations accumulating in various parts of the body during ordinary cell division are the prime culprits behind many cancer types.

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