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    If the NBA were run like the Democratic Party, Charles Barkley would still be starting for the Houston Rockets and James Harden would be on the bench.
    Note: Quote of the day
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    WASHINGTON—Hillary and Bill Clinton earned more than $30 million in the past 16 months, with $25 million coming from the delivery of 104 paid speeches and more than $5 million coming from Mrs. Clinton’s book, “Hard Choices.” Mrs. Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, released the figures on the same day her campaign filed a personal financial disclosure statement going back to the beginning of 2014, which is required by the Federal Election Commission. Mrs. Clinton’s financial disclosure reported assets ranging from $11.3 million to $52.7 million. She...
    Note: I guess I should charge more for speeches.
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    The number of students at U.S. colleges and universities fell nearly 2% between May 2014 and this month, continuing a four-year slide, according to a report to be released Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. As of this month, 18.6 million students were enrolled, down from a peak of 19.6 million in the spring of 2011. Enrollment spiked during the recession when more adults went back to school to retrain. As the labor market has improved, many have returned to work. “The recovering job market is the most likely cause of the enrollment decline,” said Jason DeWitt,...
    Note: 2% decline in college enrollment year to year.
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    Mr. Martinez has a few barbs for players who took steroids but doesn’t dish much dirt, save one gem about the 2004 Red Sox. After falling behind 3-0 to the Yankees in the ALCS, the Sox took ritual pregame sips from a jug full of Brazilian roots, bark and twigs steeped in alcohol and seasoned with ground-up tablets of Viagra (a concoction mixed by outfielder Manny Ramirez). They won eight straight games and the team’s first World Series since 1918.
    Note: Pedro Martinez reveals the secret to the Red Sox' 2004 World Championship.
  • Jon shared from William Shakespeare: Complete Collection of Works with analysis and historical background (Annotated and Illustrated) (Annotated Classics) by William Shakespeare
    Methinks I am a prophet new inspir'd, And thus expiring do foretell of him: His rash fierce blaze of riot cannot last, For violent fires soon burn out themselves; Small showers last long, but sudden storms are short; He tires betimes that spurs too fast betimes; With eager feeding food doth choke the feeder: Light vanity, insatiate cormorant, Consuming means, soon preys upon itself. This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy...
    Note: John of Gaunt, Richard II, Act 2, Scene 1. Greatest speech ever.
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