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  • John shared from a Personal Document
    What we have observed is that the more people are able to think for themselves, the less willing they become to exhaust themselves at someone else's command.
    Note: food for thought
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    Most of this year’s presidential candidates are now backed by one or more dedicated so-called Super PACs, the political action committees that have proliferated since a 2010 Supreme Court ruling allowed independent groups to raise unlimited amounts to promote candidates. But the line between presidential candidates and the Super PACs has become increasingly blurred.
    Note: Because more money is *just* what American politics needs.
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    The ratings agency Standard & Poor's said late Monday that its president, Deven Sharma, who has become the public face of the firm in the wake of its historic downgrade on the United States' long-term debt rating, will step down and leave the company by the end of the year.
    Note: Is anyone really buying this had nothing to do with the downgrade? What an amazing coincidence.
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    Kabul, Afghanistan -- A precision airstrike has killed the insurgent who fired the rocket-propelled grenade that downed an American helicopter last weekend, killing 30 U.S. troops in the American military’s worst loss of the Afghan war, the U.S.-led international coalition said Wednesday.
    Note: Does this strike anyone else as highly improbable?
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    Oslo, Norway -- Five days after an attacker incensed by Norway's culture of tolerance horrified the world, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday issued a quiet call of defiance to his countrymen: Make Norway even more open and accepting.
    Note: American politicians please take note.
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    “There’s no device known to mankind that will prevent people from being idiots,” said Mark Rasch, director of network security and privacy consulting for Falls Church, Va.-based Computer Sciences Corp.
    Note: truer words have never been spoken
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    The drones in development here are designed to replicate the flight mechanics of moths, hawks and other inhabitants of the natural world. “We’re looking at how you hide in plain sight,” said Greg Parker, an aerospace engineer, as he held up a prototype of a mechanical hawk that in the future might carry out espionage or kill.
    Note: Is it just me or does this seem like a really bad idea?
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John C. Haprian