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Michael K Pate
Re: Piketty's Missing Entrepreneurs - http://www.nationalreview.com/article...
""Take a look at the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans. About half the people on the list are entrepreneurs whose companies did very well (thanks to hard work as well as a lot of luck). Contrary to Piketty’s rentier hypothesis, I don’t see anyone on the list whose ancestors bought a great parcel of land in 1780 and have been accumulating family wealth by collecting rents ever since. In America, that old money is long gone—through instability, inflation, taxes, philanthropy, and spending." - Bill Gates, http://www.gatesnotes.com/Book..." - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
@lhfang You realize the when one side wins by 6 Million gerrymandering isn't a factor right? https://t.co/w4FY496d5Q - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
What Obama Is Really Bargaining For | Karl Rove - http://www.rove.com/article...
As the country waits to see if Washington avoids plummeting over the "fiscal cliff," let's consider what President Obama's demands reveal about his motivations. Mr. Obama wants more revenues, lots more. He's asking for $1. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
The Discovery of Global Warming - A History - http://www.aip.org/history...
This Website created by supplements his much shorter book, which tells the history of climate change research as a single story. On this Website you will find a more complete history in dozens of essays on separate topics, occasionally updated. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
2014 Midterm Elections: Republican Wave Won't Include Governorships | New Republic - http://www.newrepublic.com/article...
Much of the chatter about next month's midterm election has focused on Republican gains in the Senate, possibly enough to take control of the chamber. The chatter has even taken a triumphalist tone on the right: "We're watching a wave come in," writes columnist Michael Barone. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
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2014 Election Results: Republican Wave Gives Obama Reason to Wage War | New Republic - http://www.newrepublic.com/article...
When Republicans won a commanding midterm victory in 2010, President Obama decided, for multiple reasons, to accept the outcome as a blow to his own legitimacy. He conciliated Republican leaders. He adopted as his own the nominal goal of their economic agenda: deficit reduction. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
Maryland's Obamacare Stumble Fails To Sway Governor's Race : It's All Politics : NPR - http://www.npr.org/blogs...
Here's a measure of Maryland's Democratic tilt: Even an epic failure in launching the state's health care website isn't enough to derail the political fortunes of the official responsible for it. The Affordable Care Act is that popular. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who was assigned by Democratic Gov. via - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
Scientists see mechanism for spontaneous HIV 'cure' - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/scienti...
Paris (AFP) - French scientists said Tuesday they had found the genetic mechanism by which two HIV-infected men may have experienced a "spontaneous cure", and said it offered a new strategy in the fight against AIDS. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
The Losers Of 2014: People Who Want To Buy Elections - Kevin Glass - http://townhall.com/tipshee...
In the run-up to this week's 2014 midterm elections, we were bombarded with articles about how this was, race-by-race, the most expensive election ever. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
Democrats who voted for the Gang of Eight bill got wiped out last night http://t.co/1FcQAARPhi - Michael K Pate
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Michael K Pate
The generic congressional ballot, the US House popular vote, and democratic legitimacy - http://www.dailykos.com/story...
Unlike U.S. Senate or gubernatorial races, individual U.S. House races are infrequently polled, while those that are polled typically are from a limited subset of competitive races. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
Mozilla's chairwoman says writing about Gamergate was 'a mistake' | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
Mozilla is the latest major group to stumble into Gamergate, and it's just realized that this was a terrible idea. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
German publisher caves to Google News after massive traffic drop | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
Publishers worldwide have been complaining about Google News since its launch, arguing that story excerpts appearing in search are a way for Google to capitalize on others' work. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
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Michael K Pate
Good on @theGrio to congratulate Tim Scott and Mia Love It's too bad most of their commenters aren't as classy http://t.co/sOjAZ1Nasx - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
The insane, sexist history, and feminist triumphs of Captain Marvel - Vox - http://www.vox.com/2014...
In 1980, Carol Danvers was part of perhaps the most irresponsible story Marvel Comics has ever put to paper. The plot involved kidnapping, inter-dimensional roofies, and rape and it ended with Danvers riding off into the sunset with her rapist as her Avengers teammates wiped away tears of joy. via Po - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
When It Comes To Sexual Fantasies, What's 'Normal?' - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014...
Putting aside highly-publicized recent attempts to masquerade abuse as sexual preference in the allegations against former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi, we're actually pretty confused, as a society, about kink. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
@brianstelter I was disappointed you didn't ask @IshaSesayCNN about why Nigeria is Ebola-Free http://t.co/YchgAAogvp - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
10 Tropes Involving Fantasy Weapons That Should Die In A Fire - http://io9.com/10-trop...
Weapons are a major part of fantasy literature of every kind. That's why there's a whole category called "Sword and Sorcery." But as fantasy stories have proliferated, some fantasy weapons tropes have taken over the genre. Here are the ten we'd like to see retired. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
'The Colbert Report' end date officially set - http://mashable.com/2014...
Stephen Colbert's Comedy Central sign-off has been officially set. The host announced Thursday night that the final episode of The Colbert Report will air Dec. 18, 2014 bringing to an end his almost decade-long run on the network. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
Once a crusader against big money, Gov. Brown is collecting millions - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/local...
Twenty years ago, one of the first callers to Jerry Brown's radio show, "We the People," asked whether campaign money had influenced him as governor in the 1970s and '80s. "You bet I was influenced," he said. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
David Graeber and Thomas Piketty on whether capitalism will destroy itself - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
Graeber wrote the magisterial Debt: The First 5,000 Years; Piketty, of course, wrote the essential Capital in the 21st Century -- in a must-read dialog, they discuss their differences and similarities and offer views on whether capitalism will collapse. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
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Michael K Pate
Gamergate is dead | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
As an activist movement with the ability to inspire positive change, Gamergate is dead. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
@SteveForbesCEO It is just my opinion but I think this is a very stupid column http://t.co/ralLFM9jZd @PaulTassi - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
30 Web Designs that Fully Embrace the Hero Image - http://line25.com/article...
Don't miss a post! Sign up for email notifications of new content on Line25. Every subscriber gets a free handy pack of web shadows. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
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Why is Hero Framework an awesome CMS | Geeky Graphic Girl - http://geekygraphicgirl.com/blog...
What's this Hero? Hero Framework is an easy to set up, full fledged e-commerce and content manament system developed by Electric Function. After years of working on websites, I have found Hero to be a great solution, flexible solution for most web sites out there. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil - The Daily Beast - http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...
No piece of cloth throughout history has sparked more controversy as the veil. Many Muslim women are forced to wear it daily. The hijab has a spectrum, of course, from its most radical embodiments, the niqab, which covers the entire face, to loose fitting headscarves. via Pocket - Michael K Pate
Michael K Pate
@angelinachapin declares Rwanda an Islamic State http://t.co/kLgH3Al22m Rwanda's population is 4.6% Islamic http://t.co/SeHdbvXyKp - Michael K Pate
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