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Daria Musk3,835,212*IT'S OUR FIRST HANGOUTIVERSARY* _G+niuses, I'm so thrilled to announce this biG+ concert celebration! Last summer I met you in my first Hangout Concert and you changed my life overnight. Now it's one year later and whether you're in New York City or around the world on Aug 10th, I want to see your faces and sing your praises, like alwayses. ❤ Details below!_ *JOE'S PUB GOES PUBLIC* On August 10th we're going rock out and hangout live from on of New York City's most famous stages - Joe's Pub! It might sound like the name of a little dive bar like the one I was lugging my amps through the rain to play this time last year, but it's actually an incredibly beautiful music spot, widely-known as the best sounding venue in the city. It's a part of The Public Theater (think Shakespeare In The Park). Adele, Bono, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, and many more have sung from its stage..._And now we're taking that stage together with a giant on-stage Hangout!_ _It'll be the first live-interactive global show in the venue's storied history. We're crashing the party guys! ;)_ *READY TO CELEBRATE?* Here's details to come be there live in person - _Hugs! Cupcakes! Bubbly Toasts! Balloons!_ and if you can't get to NYC here's the details to join the hangout live and a guest-star on stage. _BE THERE IN PERSON:_ ♬ Get Tickets: www.joespub.com or 212.967.7555 ♬ Address: 425 Lafayette St, NYC ♬ Doors open at 9pm  ♬ Show starts at 10pm ♬ Raise a glass, sing along, rush the stage, celebrate the night away with me and our nyc family _Note: I hope to be joined by some other awesome musicians who you know from Hangouts here! Special guests TBA!_ _HANGOUT FROM AROUND THE WORLD:_ ♬ Comment here to be added to the first-invite circle! (We'll rotate like always) ♬ Find the Hangout on my G+ Page: +Daria Musk and my YouTube page: www.youtube.com/dariamusk ♬ Global Times: http://bit.ly/P0Rwzu *Thank You For The Best Year Of My Life* This relationship is getting serious G+. We've spent every waking minute together for a year. You've changed my life. You've changed my heart. I've written you love songs. You've met my mama. And now it's time to celebrate our first anniversary together. See you there. XO, DariaDaria Musk :::: Hangoutiversary Concert :::: Live In NYC2012-08-10 22:00:00110  

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2016-11-18 12:59:33 (24 comments; 6 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Electoral College votes are the votes that really count

The petition to ask the Electoral College voters to vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump is still up. It's undoubtedly a long shot but if you're American and you're concerned about what the Donald will do the US over a four year term, you might want to sign this.

Most reshares: 10

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2016-11-13 00:39:22 (3 comments; 10 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

I'm not saying this is true at all. All I'm saying is that, to remove all doubt, he could always release his long form birth certificate.

Most plusones: 50

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2016-10-23 04:06:44 (4 comments; 7 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

A silk road for the 21st century

A fascinating long read..

If only US elites had not had their attention focused on fighting nonsensical battles in the Middle East over the past decade and a half, the attention of the US could have been oriented towards China and Russia.

As a result, the US has missed the opportunity to check the rising economic power in China, or the rebuilding of the Russian military, and allowed grand projects like this new Silk Road to emerge under its nose. By creating grand trade routes linking the entire Eurasian continent, and more than half of the world's population, China (and to a lesser extent Russia) will be able to sideline the US completely. The Europeans will not be able to ignore the rising power in the east and, at some point, will be increasingly unwilling to do Washington's bidding. We're seeing some of that right now... more »

Latest 50 posts

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2016-12-04 03:53:35 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

My first half marathon

Changing tack for a little bit from the political posts.

I've been gradually the distance of my runs and decided to go for the half marathon today. I wish I could say how inspirational it all was and describe to you the many profound thoughts I had as I was rounding the last turn but, in truth, I was no longer running at that point and was walking to make sure I hit the 21.1 distance. The end result is a little more than that.

So, there we have it. 21.65 km in 2 hours 48 minutes and 25 seconds. It's not elegant. It's not a race winning pace by any means. But I've gone the distance.

A nice plus is that, by Runkeeper's estimates I've burned 1,677 calories. So what can I eat to celebrate? Pretty much anything I want.

I'd like to especially credit the following people for helping me reach this... more »

My first half marathon

Changing tack for a little bit from the political posts.

I've been gradually the distance of my runs and decided to go for the half marathon today. I wish I could say how inspirational it all was and describe to you the many profound thoughts I had as I was rounding the last turn but, in truth, I was no longer running at that point and was walking to make sure I hit the 21.1 distance. The end result is a little more than that.

So, there we have it. 21.65 km in 2 hours 48 minutes and 25 seconds. It's not elegant. It's not a race winning pace by any means. But I've gone the distance.

A nice plus is that, by Runkeeper's estimates I've burned 1,677 calories. So what can I eat to celebrate? Pretty much anything I want.

I'd like to especially credit the following people for helping me reach this milestone:

+Zaid El-Hoiydi for getting me started on this path with the stunning pictures from his runs.
+Zohreh Jafari for the introduction to Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. I think about that when I run.
+Andreas 安德烈亞斯 for showing me what can be done with determination.
+Isela Avila for showing me the kind of pace I should aspire to and the encouraging comments.___

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2016-12-03 03:19:19 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

I'm impressed. All that talk about draining the swamp but this is a level of shadiness that one is unsurprised to get from euphemistically named "troubled democracies" like Nigeria or Afghanistan.

I'm impressed. All that talk about draining the swamp but this is a level of shadiness that one is unsurprised to get from euphemistically named "troubled democracies" like Nigeria or Afghanistan.___

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2016-12-01 12:52:25 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

I would never advocate the consumption of substances that may be illicit in the jurisdiction in which you live. No, I wouldn't do that. I wouldn't say that I encourage this behaviour either.

But this strikes me as a pretty good idea for one who might be inclined that way.

I would never advocate the consumption of substances that may be illicit in the jurisdiction in which you live. No, I wouldn't do that. I wouldn't say that I encourage this behaviour either.

But this strikes me as a pretty good idea for one who might be inclined that way.___

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2016-11-27 00:21:01 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

The Donald will one day have to learn to be more diplomatic. Statements like these could undo a lot of the behind-the-scenes work that the State Department has been doing for years.

I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign

He's managed to insert himself into an event like this. It's always about him. Unbelievable.

(Screenshot from https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/nov/26/fidel-castro-death-cuban-leader-live-updates)

The Donald will one day have to learn to be more diplomatic. Statements like these could undo a lot of the behind-the-scenes work that the State Department has been doing for years.

I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign

He's managed to insert himself into an event like this. It's always about him. Unbelievable.

(Screenshot from https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/nov/26/fidel-castro-death-cuban-leader-live-updates)___

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2016-11-26 07:58:49 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Definitely a mixed bag but it is the end of an era.

Definitely a mixed bag but it is the end of an era.___

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2016-11-25 00:58:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Google's motto was once "Don't be evil" and it seems that it isn't really Google's motto any longer. Go back to having a strong aversion to being evil, Google.

GOOGLE: Drop Breitbart from your ad systems, as other ad networks have already done. Google is under no obligation to help promulgate hate speech.___Google's motto was once "Don't be evil" and it seems that it isn't really Google's motto any longer. Go back to having a strong aversion to being evil, Google.

2016-11-23 14:38:02 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

The Grabberwocky

From an e-mail I received not 5 minutes ago. Poetry for these trying times.

Twas Hillig, but the Limey Gove
Did whine and witter in the Brext.
All Szyddly was the Orban cove
And Grabberwock out-Mexed.

“Beware the Grabberwock, my dear,
The salesman’s talk, the dubious thatch.
Beware his leakiwick, and fear
His groomious undersnatch.”

She took her righteous sword in hand.
Her people cried “Deplore, deplore!”
So rested she by the Dumdum tree—
And thought “deplore” some more.

And as in huffish thought she stood,
The Grabberwock, with hair aflame,
Came breiting through the barty wood,
And goebelled as it came.

One, two! One, two! And through and through
Their virtual blades went twitter-twat.
She got more voters, but he was POTUS
Andhe getrumphed l... more »

The Grabberwocky

From an e-mail I received not 5 minutes ago. Poetry for these trying times.

Twas Hillig, but the Limey Gove
Did whine and witter in the Brext.
All Szyddly was the Orban cove
And Grabberwock out-Mexed.

“Beware the Grabberwock, my dear,
The salesman’s talk, the dubious thatch.
Beware his leakiwick, and fear
His groomious undersnatch.”

She took her righteous sword in hand.
Her people cried “Deplore, deplore!”
So rested she by the Dumdum tree—
And thought “deplore” some more.

And as in huffish thought she stood,
The Grabberwock, with hair aflame,
Came breiting through the barty wood,
And goebelled as it came.

One, two! One, two! And through and through
Their virtual blades went twitter-twat.
She got more voters, but he was POTUS
And he getrumphed like that:

“See, I have slain the Hillinast!
I’ll build a wall, hire every mate!
I’ll bigly take America
And make it really grate.”

“I’ll put all Muslims in a book,
Intern them just like Nips,
And make sure Gooks use their own nukes
For the Trumpocalypse.”

“I’ll help the rich (more than that bitch!).
I’ll make the bankers fat.
The blacks I’ll hump, and screw the Trump,
enproletariat.”

’Tis chillig. For the Sess-i-ones
Do Bolt- and Bann-on on the right
All Vladdy are Assange’s tones
And prospects all outshite.___

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2016-11-23 06:00:59 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Now that fascism is already on American shores and the white American liberals essentially do not have the lived experience to deal with that, what do we do?

The redoubtable Milena Popova gives some suggestions.

I can’t emphasise this enough: do not normalise this. Do not let others normalise this. It’s going to make for some very uncomfortable conversations with friends and family, and I think we’re all going to lose long-lasting friendships over this, but we have got talk to people, we have got to keep naming the problem for what it is: fascism, white supremacy. Hold people to account, do not let them weasel out, do not let them tell you that “it won’t be that bad”. It already is.

We need to start systematically dismantling the myths of our countries that have allowed us to get to this point. In the US, that’s the American Dream, the Protestant work ethic,and the discu... more »

Now that fascism is already on American shores and the white American liberals essentially do not have the lived experience to deal with that, what do we do?

The redoubtable Milena Popova gives some suggestions.

I can’t emphasise this enough: do not normalise this. Do not let others normalise this. It’s going to make for some very uncomfortable conversations with friends and family, and I think we’re all going to lose long-lasting friendships over this, but we have got talk to people, we have got to keep naming the problem for what it is: fascism, white supremacy. Hold people to account, do not let them weasel out, do not let them tell you that “it won’t be that bad”. It already is.

We need to start systematically dismantling the myths of our countries that have allowed us to get to this point. In the US, that’s the American Dream, the Protestant work ethic, and the discursive coupling of “America” and “freedom”, both historically and now. The idea that America is synonymous with freedom crumbles at the slightest challenge even if we centre whiteness. From the House Un-American Activities Committee to Freedom Fries, these are not things a “free country” does. The minute you decentre whiteness, it becomes absurd. It’s a country built on genocide and slavery that needs to reckon with its past.___

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2016-11-22 12:16:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Electoral College could still save the day

OK, so maybe the Electoral College might not go for Hillary Clinton. But there's still the possibility of a compromise candidate, perhaps? A moderate Republican who is palatable to a broad swathe of Republican electors and Democrat electors? Because actually voting for the Donald and letting in his coterie of Nazi sympathizers that we already know he's going to put in place doesn't strike me as a good idea.

And because the Electoral College is really meant to be a fail-safe in case a populist demagogue (like Trump) wholly unfit for office (like Trump) is voted by the general public.

If ever there was a time to invoke that fail-safe, this is probably it.

College of Charleston political science professor Claire Wofford explained to me that the founding fathers were actually quite afraid of direct... more »

Electoral College could still save the day

OK, so maybe the Electoral College might not go for Hillary Clinton. But there's still the possibility of a compromise candidate, perhaps? A moderate Republican who is palatable to a broad swathe of Republican electors and Democrat electors? Because actually voting for the Donald and letting in his coterie of Nazi sympathizers that we already know he's going to put in place doesn't strike me as a good idea.

And because the Electoral College is really meant to be a fail-safe in case a populist demagogue (like Trump) wholly unfit for office (like Trump) is voted by the general public.

If ever there was a time to invoke that fail-safe, this is probably it.

College of Charleston political science professor Claire Wofford explained to me that the founding fathers were actually quite afraid of direct democracy; they put the Electoral College in place as a fail-safe to protect the American presidency from a candidate who’s popular but unfit for office.___

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2016-11-22 06:17:31 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

These are the types of people who now feel empowered to come out into the open after Trump's win.

I just find this all very hard to process.

it's even worse then I imagined. What the fuck has happened to this country. Are half the people really down with this? My world is so fucking rocked. I rode the train today. Half those fuckers onboard voted for this. What. The. Fuck.___These are the types of people who now feel empowered to come out into the open after Trump's win.

I just find this all very hard to process.

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2016-11-22 02:13:30 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

h/t +Arpit Srivastava 

A tribute to the greatest and most winningest president of the United States of America.

___h/t +Arpit Srivastava 

A tribute to the greatest and most winningest president of the United States of America.

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2016-11-21 13:34:19 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Excellent article. The Donald can promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to America but it's largely an empty promise because American workers are essentially at a comparative disadvantage in manufacturing.

Wages are too high - factories are better off being run by increasingly smarter (and cheaper) machines anyway. Mind you, the same conversation is going on even in low wage countries. Soon enough, the technology costs will decline to the point that it'd make more sense employing machines than humans in countries like Vietnam or Bangladesh.

We can't go back, the past is country that is no longer there. its to the future, the undiscovered country where we're bound, that is where the work need to be done. Efficiencies are rarely given up, unless done by force, social, political or other wise.

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Boston Consulting Group reports that it costs barely $8 an hour to use a robot for spot welding in the auto industry, compared to $25 for a worker—and the gap is only going to widen. More generally, the “job intensity” of America’s manufacturing industries—and especially its best-paying advanced ones—is only going to decline. In 1980 it took 25 jobs to generate $1 million in manufacturing output in the U.S. Today it takes five jobs.
----___Excellent article. The Donald can promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to America but it's largely an empty promise because American workers are essentially at a comparative disadvantage in manufacturing.

Wages are too high - factories are better off being run by increasingly smarter (and cheaper) machines anyway. Mind you, the same conversation is going on even in low wage countries. Soon enough, the technology costs will decline to the point that it'd make more sense employing machines than humans in countries like Vietnam or Bangladesh.

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2016-11-21 06:24:55 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

I know that not all people who voted for Trump are racists but, come on, are you really surprised that this is happening now that he's won?

I know that not all people who voted for Trump are racists but, come on, are you really surprised that this is happening now that he's won?___

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2016-11-20 13:29:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

h/t +Emlyn O'Regan 

This is almost majestic although it makes me want to jump to my feet, pump my first into the air, and let the shout, "Trump! Trump! Trump!" reverberate through my skull.

This is fucking amazing___h/t +Emlyn O'Regan 

This is almost majestic although it makes me want to jump to my feet, pump my first into the air, and let the shout, "Trump! Trump! Trump!" reverberate through my skull.

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2016-11-18 12:59:33 (24 comments; 6 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Electoral College votes are the votes that really count

The petition to ask the Electoral College voters to vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump is still up. It's undoubtedly a long shot but if you're American and you're concerned about what the Donald will do the US over a four year term, you might want to sign this.

Electoral College votes are the votes that really count

The petition to ask the Electoral College voters to vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump is still up. It's undoubtedly a long shot but if you're American and you're concerned about what the Donald will do the US over a four year term, you might want to sign this.___

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2016-11-18 11:18:14 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

There still is a chance to avoid a catastrophe. The Electoral College might just do the right thing and stop the Donald.

Tell me again how the Electors couldn't possibly refuse to vote for Trump! Woohoo!
The battle isn't over yet!
#election2016   #nevertrump   #feelthebern   #hillary2016  ___There still is a chance to avoid a catastrophe. The Electoral College might just do the right thing and stop the Donald.

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2016-11-17 02:20:42 (10 comments; 7 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Drain the swamp, he said.
Clear government of lobbyists, he said.
Punish the banks and the bankers, he said.

Drain the swamp, he said.
Clear government of lobbyists, he said.
Punish the banks and the bankers, he said.___

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2016-11-16 12:52:30 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

The neural network performs really well even though I have terrible drawing skills.

The neural network performs really well even though I have terrible drawing skills.___

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2016-11-15 00:58:16 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

John Bolton may be the next Secretary of State. The man who went around selling the idea of WMDs in Iraq and who recently advocated for the bombing of Iran.

And people were saying that Hillary Clinton would be the biggest war hawk around?

John Bolton may be the next Secretary of State. The man who went around selling the idea of WMDs in Iraq and who recently advocated for the bombing of Iran.

And people were saying that Hillary Clinton would be the biggest war hawk around?___

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2016-11-14 23:00:31 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

This is exactly why progressives look up to Sweden. Sensible policies lead to higher quality of life.

This is exactly why progressives look up to Sweden. Sensible policies lead to higher quality of life.___

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2016-11-14 14:13:07 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

So maybe it's not going to be a wall anymore, but really more of a "wall with fence elements."

And maybe he wasn't really serious about "locking her up".

And same sex marriage is settled law.

Good job so far, Donald... keep backtracking on those promises...

So maybe it's not going to be a wall anymore, but really more of a "wall with fence elements."

And maybe he wasn't really serious about "locking her up".

And same sex marriage is settled law.

Good job so far, Donald... keep backtracking on those promises...___

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2016-11-13 23:58:10 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

It's not just the US who has elected someone who promises to have a closer relationship with the Russians. The republics of Bulgaria and Moldova have just done so as well.

I don't know (yet) what this all means but I'm guessing that Putin right now is like the cat that got the cream.

It's not just the US who has elected someone who promises to have a closer relationship with the Russians. The republics of Bulgaria and Moldova have just done so as well.

I don't know (yet) what this all means but I'm guessing that Putin right now is like the cat that got the cream.___

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2016-11-13 00:39:22 (3 comments; 10 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

I'm not saying this is true at all. All I'm saying is that, to remove all doubt, he could always release his long form birth certificate.

I'm not saying this is true at all. All I'm saying is that, to remove all doubt, he could always release his long form birth certificate.___

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2016-11-12 05:45:02 (2 comments; 9 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

We ran analyses. The best analyses, make no mistake, these analyses were absolutely top notch. And there were, of course, numbers and the best numbers. They really were. The numbers that is. The findings, what the numbers said, they are great. If you look at them, and I have, other people have and it is clear - and you cannot really argue about it - the analyses are, in fact, tremendous. And it is really something. It is. (Trump, 2016)

We ran analyses. The best analyses, make no mistake, these analyses were absolutely top notch. And there were, of course, numbers and the best numbers. They really were. The numbers that is. The findings, what the numbers said, they are great. If you look at them, and I have, other people have and it is clear - and you cannot really argue about it - the analyses are, in fact, tremendous. And it is really something. It is. (Trump, 2016)___

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2016-11-12 01:24:43 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

For a complete change of pace, I thought I'd go out and blow off some steam.

Now I'm feeling the bern burn.

For a complete change of pace, I thought I'd go out and blow off some steam.

Now I'm feeling the bern burn.___

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2016-11-11 13:38:50 (24 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Boomers

You were the generation of Woodstock, the Beatles, of "turn on, tune in, drop out". The anti-Vietnam war generation. The civil rights battles were fought in your time.

What the heck happened in the intervening years?

I wonder if we're destined to end up this way in our later years. I'm a Gen X-er. Am I destined to end up voting for the Trump of the 2030s?

Boomers

You were the generation of Woodstock, the Beatles, of "turn on, tune in, drop out". The anti-Vietnam war generation. The civil rights battles were fought in your time.

What the heck happened in the intervening years?

I wonder if we're destined to end up this way in our later years. I'm a Gen X-er. Am I destined to end up voting for the Trump of the 2030s?___

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2016-11-11 02:22:28 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Well, that's just peachy.

From what I understand of the guy, Trump likes Trump most. He likes to be his own man. I'm hoping Trump will therefore be his own man and repudiates the KKK. After all, he's already got their vote, he doesn't need their support any more.

Well, that's just peachy.

From what I understand of the guy, Trump likes Trump most. He likes to be his own man. I'm hoping Trump will therefore be his own man and repudiates the KKK. After all, he's already got their vote, he doesn't need their support any more.___

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2016-11-11 01:20:18 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Well........ that was 14 years ago and maybe his views have, you know, evolved since then?

Well........ that was 14 years ago and maybe his views have, you know, evolved since then?___

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2016-11-10 15:31:38 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

I try very hard to be sanguine about it all but I just can't... ugh...

I try very hard to be sanguine about it all but I just can't... ugh...___

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2016-11-10 00:41:27 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Presented without comment.

To get a sense of who wins and loses from political events, always check the markets. Big oil, big pharma and private prisons all up___Presented without comment.

2016-11-09 14:51:26 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Maybe it was all an act to get elected and deep inside he's a mature, compassionate, sensitive, and erudite guy?

Maybe it was all an act to get elected and deep inside he's a mature, compassionate, sensitive, and erudite guy?___

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2016-11-09 06:23:44 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

If - as now looks increasingly likely - Trump/Pence win and now that the GOP has held on to both houses of Congress, they would be in prime position to do this.

If - as now looks increasingly likely - Trump/Pence win and now that the GOP has held on to both houses of Congress, they would be in prime position to do this.___

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2016-11-09 02:48:32 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Well, shit.

Well, shit.___

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2016-11-09 01:45:56 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Well, shit. But I suppose this wasn't meant to be easy.

(from http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2016-election-results/)

Well, shit. But I suppose this wasn't meant to be easy.

(from http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2016-election-results/)___

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2016-11-07 22:41:15 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Most of my American followers have to make an important decision tomorrow. The whole world's waiting on you guys to make the right choice because, let's face it, a few hundred million of you lot ultimately decide on which (if any) countries get invaded, the shape of the global economy, and many other world changing things. No pressure.

So, to lighten the mood, here are some highlights from the second presidential debate as interpreted by a bad lip reader.

Most of my American followers have to make an important decision tomorrow. The whole world's waiting on you guys to make the right choice because, let's face it, a few hundred million of you lot ultimately decide on which (if any) countries get invaded, the shape of the global economy, and many other world changing things. No pressure.

So, to lighten the mood, here are some highlights from the second presidential debate as interpreted by a bad lip reader.___

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2016-11-05 03:36:47 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

How much RM50 can buy you. Inflation illustrated with subsequent editions of 50 ringgit notes.

How much RM50 can buy you. Inflation illustrated with subsequent editions of 50 ringgit notes.___

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2016-11-01 01:59:11 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

One thing that I have learned from the John Podesta leaked e-mails is that the man is quite the epicure. Well done...

One thing that I have learned from the John Podesta leaked e-mails is that the man is quite the epicure. Well done...___

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2016-10-27 14:43:37 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

I view this less as vandalism and a felony, and more of political commentary and a piece of performance art protected by the First Amendment.

I view this less as vandalism and a felony, and more of political commentary and a piece of performance art protected by the First Amendment.___

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2016-10-23 04:06:44 (4 comments; 7 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

A silk road for the 21st century

A fascinating long read..

If only US elites had not had their attention focused on fighting nonsensical battles in the Middle East over the past decade and a half, the attention of the US could have been oriented towards China and Russia.

As a result, the US has missed the opportunity to check the rising economic power in China, or the rebuilding of the Russian military, and allowed grand projects like this new Silk Road to emerge under its nose. By creating grand trade routes linking the entire Eurasian continent, and more than half of the world's population, China (and to a lesser extent Russia) will be able to sideline the US completely. The Europeans will not be able to ignore the rising power in the east and, at some point, will be increasingly unwilling to do Washington's bidding. We're seeing some of that right now... more »

A silk road for the 21st century

A fascinating long read..

If only US elites had not had their attention focused on fighting nonsensical battles in the Middle East over the past decade and a half, the attention of the US could have been oriented towards China and Russia.

As a result, the US has missed the opportunity to check the rising economic power in China, or the rebuilding of the Russian military, and allowed grand projects like this new Silk Road to emerge under its nose. By creating grand trade routes linking the entire Eurasian continent, and more than half of the world's population, China (and to a lesser extent Russia) will be able to sideline the US completely. The Europeans will not be able to ignore the rising power in the east and, at some point, will be increasingly unwilling to do Washington's bidding. We're seeing some of that right now anyway given the way that the Europeans are reluctant to impose stronger sanctions on Russia despite Washington's wishes.___

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2016-10-22 01:26:24 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

President Clinton will always have the option of appointing Donald Trump as ambassador to the Philippines. There seems to be a compatibility in the characters of the Donald and Rodrigo Duterte. On Duterte:

It doesn't seem to help to say anything because the minute you say something, he just lets loose his barrage of obscenities

President Clinton will always have the option of appointing Donald Trump as ambassador to the Philippines. There seems to be a compatibility in the characters of the Donald and Rodrigo Duterte. On Duterte:

It doesn't seem to help to say anything because the minute you say something, he just lets loose his barrage of obscenities___

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2016-10-20 14:40:18 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

For something a bit more uplifting than the US presidential race, let's turn our attention for a while to something more intellectually stimulating. Like Malaysian politics.

The Human Resources Minister was quoted as saying that "40% of foreign workers in Malaysia are undocumented." Of course, that's a pretty shocking number given that about 30% of Malaysia's workforce comprises foreign workers.

Naturally, the good minister denies it with this brilliant statement, "You can quote me on this. For every 10 legal workers, there are seven illegal workers...that's all..."

7 illegal workers for every 10 legal workers, i.e. 7/17. That works out to... 41.2%.

Well, he's right there. It isn't 40%. It's worse.

For something a bit more uplifting than the US presidential race, let's turn our attention for a while to something more intellectually stimulating. Like Malaysian politics.

The Human Resources Minister was quoted as saying that "40% of foreign workers in Malaysia are undocumented." Of course, that's a pretty shocking number given that about 30% of Malaysia's workforce comprises foreign workers.

Naturally, the good minister denies it with this brilliant statement, "You can quote me on this. For every 10 legal workers, there are seven illegal workers...that's all..."

7 illegal workers for every 10 legal workers, i.e. 7/17. That works out to... 41.2%.

Well, he's right there. It isn't 40%. It's worse.___

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2016-10-19 14:56:56 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

h/t +Irreverent Monk 

smartertravel.com got the data from Numbeo but the Numbeo data doesn't make sense to me. I don't know anywhere in Malaysia you can spend $2.21 a day on food as a local, much less a tourist. The cost of living in Malaysia, even in the smaller towns, is probably closer to $2.21 a meal than $2.21 a day.

___h/t +Irreverent Monk 

smartertravel.com got the data from Numbeo but the Numbeo data doesn't make sense to me. I don't know anywhere in Malaysia you can spend $2.21 a day on food as a local, much less a tourist. The cost of living in Malaysia, even in the smaller towns, is probably closer to $2.21 a meal than $2.21 a day.

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2016-10-15 14:43:15 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

In which it is argued that, while many of the things that The Donald has said and done are reprehensible, he is still the Chosen One. Because God is all powerful and works in mysterious ways, and The Donald is his vessel.

In which it is argued that, while many of the things that The Donald has said and done are reprehensible, he is still the Chosen One. Because God is all powerful and works in mysterious ways, and The Donald is his vessel.___

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2016-10-15 00:17:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

It sounds like, win or lose, The Donald will have plenty of activity to keep him occupied after the elections are over.

It sounds like, win or lose, The Donald will have plenty of activity to keep him occupied after the elections are over.___

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2016-10-14 15:20:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

One foreign journalist's warm recollections of the late King Rama IX of Thailand.

One foreign journalist's warm recollections of the late King Rama IX of Thailand.___

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2016-10-14 03:59:19 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

I was all ready for Hillary until I saw this video and heard her pronounce "cat GIFs" with a hard g. Now I want to make America great again.

I was all ready for Hillary until I saw this video and heard her pronounce "cat GIFs" with a hard g. Now I want to make America great again.___

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2016-10-13 01:35:18 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

In which The Donald's past sins return to haunt him..

In which The Donald's past sins return to haunt him..___

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