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The problem with the Democratic Party

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

The main difference between lawmakers in the Democratic Party and those in the Republican Party is that Democrats want to do good things for the country. They’re far far better than the Republicans, every one of whom should be out of a job and a pariah for the rest of their life. On the other […]

Astonishing lists from list25

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

The YouTube channel list25 has a bunch of lists that will make you want to find out more about the topics in them. Here are some of them. Around the world people are living longer, experiencing less violence, have more money, and are happier than in the past: 25 Positive World Statistics That Will Make […]

Eclectic lists of SF & fantasy books

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Many of the lists of SF and fantasy books turn out to be fairly similar if people vote on them. But if you have a list made up by one person (or a small group) it can be more eclectic. Here are a couple of places to find such lists. You might not always agree […]

Things keep getting discovered

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I feel like I’ve been paying too much attention to Donald Trump and not enough attention to other things. There have been a lot of incredible discoveries in the past year. This list of 25 is from the YouTube channel called “list25”: 25 Most SHOCKING Discoveries In The Last Year

Talented musicians

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Can Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” be played on beer bottles? Yes it can. Bottle Boys – Billie Jean

Beautiful photos

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Do you like mountains, waterfalls, oceans, and sunsets? This is the slideshow for you. It’s 25 minutes of stunning photos. Many of them will make you ask, “Where is this, and how do I get there?” 500 Beautiful Pictures Of The Earth

A new modest proposal

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Here’s a nice bit of satire, proposing that the US split into 2 countries — Redland and Blueland. It’s by Sally Greenberg, from The Hill. Unlike the original “Modest Proposal” (by Jonathan Swift) this one is actually a bit tempting… Toward an American two-state solution

The funniest video ever

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If you’re familiar with the song “Mah Na Mah Na” and you’re familiar with Sean Spicer (White House Press Secretary), you’ll find this funny. Courtesy of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Finally, The Muppets Collaborate With Sean Spicer

Great apes know when you’re mistaken

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We’ve been studying great apes for decades, but once in a while we find out something new. A study published in the journal Plos One found that great apes understand when a human is mistaken — for example, when a human goes to grab something from a box but the something has been moved to […]

Trump’s negotiating skills

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Donald Trump convinced his followers that he was a great negotiator. Lawrence O’Donnell explains that in his first negotiation as president Trump failed miserably: President Donald Trump’s First Negotiation Was A Humiliation | The Last Word | MSNBC Holdout supporters of Trump must finally be at least wavering. If they voted for him because they […]