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Tying his shoes in a second : nextfuckinglevel. Snell-Pym » Don’t fund your online business with advertising (It’ll only make everyone hate you) I first got online in 1994 or so, and the Internet was a very different place to how it is now.

Snell-Pym » Don’t fund your online business with advertising (It’ll only make everyone hate you)

It was like a busy marketplace - thousands of FTP servers, things you could telnet to, email addresses, Usenet groups, IRC channels, gophers, MUDs and, increasingly, Web sites. Directories like DMOZ and Yahoo! , as well as FAQs for relevant newsgroups and mailing lists, were how I found things. It was cheap to set up servers and run services on them, so lots of people did. Companies and universities got leased lines to provide Internet access to their folks, and ran servers to provide their presence to the Internet; while individuals got dialup Internet access, and basic email/Web hosting capability from their ISPs; or for the nerdier amongst us, wrangled or paid for "colocation", getting somebody with a leased line to let you put your computer on a shelf somewhere, hooked up to their power and network.

Fifty Years of Tax Cuts for Rich Didn’t Trickle Down, Study Says. Tax cuts for rich people breed inequality without providing much of a boon to anyone else, according to a study of the advanced world that could add to the case for the wealthy to bear more of the cost of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fifty Years of Tax Cuts for Rich Didn’t Trickle Down, Study Says

The paper, by David Hope of the London School of Economics and Julian Limberg of King’s College London, found that such measures over the last 50 years only really benefited the individuals who were directly affected, and did little to promote jobs or growth. “Policy makers shouldn’t worry that raising taxes on the rich to fund the financial costs of the pandemic will harm their economies,” Hope said in an interview.

That will be comforting news to U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, whose hopes of repairing the country’s virus-battered public finances may rest on his ability to increase taxes, possibly on capital gains -- a levy that might disproportionately impact higher-earning individuals. U.K. Wealth For You.

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The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used. SOURCE: WMUR 4-22-14 New Hampshire professors at odds with library over discarded books “I don’t know what they think they’re doing. I mean, you need those books to have a sense of the history of your discipline, even if they’re not the latest thing off the press.” SOURCE: WaPo 4-21-14 Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension The Tokyo shrine and the memorial hall in Nanjing, as Nanking is now called, are physical embodiments of divergent views of history that still strain China-Japan relations, 70 years after the war.

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But beginning in the 1970s, its presidents, exploiting fears of criminality that white voters associated with African-Americans, initiated a war on drugs that expanded drug policing and prosecutions. This shifted money away from treatment toward interdiction and incarceration, and prodded the country to embrace a “lock-’em-up” mentality. Belatedly, those policies have come in for a reckoning.

Politicians from both parties now acknowledge that too many people have been put away for too long; in any given year, nearly a third of those who enter prison are admitted for drug crimes. Racial inequities are stark. It was evidence of those jarring racial disparities that led Seattle officials to consider the LEAD approach. Photo. A Place at the Table (Official Movie Site) - Starring Jeff Bridges - Now on DVD and Blu-ray™


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From Evaluation to Inspiration. We live in a culture saturated with evaluation.

From Evaluation to Inspiration

In school, we learn to take tests. We take the tests, and depending on the outcome, either feel really smart or really stupid.