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Friday, August 26, 2016

For some people, coffee is more than just a comforting beverage to sip with breakfast: it's a magical elixir that grants energy and banishes sleep. But it's unfortunately easy to spill while walking from place to place mug in hand. And according to a new study, this happens because we've been holding our coffee mugs the wrong way.
"Rarely do we manage to carry coffee around without spilling it once," Han writes in the study. "In fact, due to the very commonness of the phenomenon, we tend to dismiss questioning it beyond simply exclaiming: ‘Jenkins! You have too much coffee in your cup!'"
As it turns out, it's not just klutziness that makes it hard to walk around holding a full cup of coffee without spilling everywhere -- it's partly due to the traditional shape of the mug.

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It's an 18 minute video. If you want to save some time,
He starts by talking about his Libertarian views, personal responsibility, drugs and getting along.
At 5 minutes he talks about what is needed for infrastructure.
At 8 minutes he speaks of taxes and the screwing the poor to give to the rich.
At 9:10 He gives a comparison of Clinton and Trump.
At 12:00 he speaks of how the elective process should work using a theoretical race between Sanders and Johnson. I liked this part. read more


I read the threads here about oil, it's use and the transportation of, and it always seems to focus on energy. Then there are the discussions of the environmental concerns of this energy use. If we just went solar or wind or..... we wouldn't need as much oil. Alternative energy for cars, busses, airplanes, make alternatives for home heating, cooling and lighting. Then we could tell big oil to take a hike. But the truth is that only about 1/2 of a barrel of crude goes to fuels. The other half?

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Great Recession and the subsequent recovery from it have deepened the wedge between the very wealthy and everyone else in America, plunging the poor deeper into debt and wiping out two-fifths of the wealth held by families in the heart of the middle class. The wealthiest Americans, meanwhile, appear close to regaining all their losses over the same period, according to a new analysis released Thursday by the Congressional Budget Office. read more


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Only 36 percent of U.S. voters support accepting Syrian refugees into the country, according to a Chicago Council on Global Affairs poll released on Monday.
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump last year called for a ban on Muslims emigration to American soil. Trump has since modified his position to block immigrants from countries "compromised" by terrorism after fierce criticism of his initial proposal. read more


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