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NYT: Americans not appreciating Obama’s economic achievements

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The New York Times is well-known to be little more than a Democrat ‘office of propaganda’ and this week, it’s working to change American’s perceptions of Obama’s “success” in saving the economy. the U.S. economy is in much better shape than the public appreciates, especially when measured against the depths of the financial crisis and the possibility — now rarely ...

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Yeah, no one else cared about tonight’s primaries either

Hillary vs. Triumph

The Nor’easter primaries that included Maryland, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Delaware were uneventful and it appears that most people didn’t even care that they were happening. According to Google Trends, which captures searches on the internet, the primaries, candidates, campaigns and coverage .. went largely ignored. While the graphic doesn’t show it, none of the political happenings of the ...

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Big Night for Trump and Hillary – so what?

Trump vs. Clinton

Trump and Hillary won big in the five states voting in Tuesday night’s set of nor’easter primaries. Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island primary voters cast their votes on Tuesday and … nothing has changed – Hillary and Trump are still expected to be their respective party’s nominee. Trump even announced that he has determined that he is “the ...

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The Cruz-Kasich thing… isn’t actually a thing

DonaldTrump

Starting Monday morning, all hell broke loose in the GOP nomination coverage – Ted Cruz and John Kasich were colluding to derail Trump – like that’s news. The news has been full of stories of Cruz letting Kasich have Oregon and New Mexico while Kasich supposedly was allowing Cruz to take Indiana – realistically, they are both dealing with failing campaigns ...

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Ted Cruz has ‘short list’ of V.P. possibles – one name confirmed

TedCruz

Senator Ted Cruz is planning the final leg of his open convention strategy and it centers on who his running mate might be. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign has a short list of potential vice presidential picks that includes former rival Carly Fiorina, campaign aides announced Monday. A Fiorina top aide confirmed that she is on the list of Vice-Presidential possibles ...

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Dealing with Drones -or- How to Pop a Peeper

4 ways to take down a drone

With the collision of a drone and commercial aircraft in Britain last week, scores of near-misses at U.S. airports and the numerous stories of Dads with shotguns taking out remote peeping Toms, it was only a matter of time before the market provided some defense against those pesky flying cameras. First, if you plan on taking the ‘Murika’ approach and ...

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What Americans buy – in real time [chart]

consumption

Advanced economies are typically heavily reliant on the domestic consumption of goods and services, and the United States is no exception. This visualization shows U.S. consumption in real-time. https://www.couponbox.com/real-time-consumption/embed/Source: Couponbox.com Lottery tickets, coffee or a book? We buy 10 times in lottery tickets what we do in books. DOOM! Doom I say! Or .. maybe I can have that gold plated ...

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What the heck is so special about 420?

4-20 means something different to different groups of people – almost all of the things that 420 marks are infamous at best. First, April 20th is Adolf Hitler’s birthday. The infamous German dictator was born in Branau am Inn, Austria to Klara and Alois Hitler on April 20th, 1889. 110 years to the day after the birth of Hitler came the ...

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