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Amazon Snags $2 Billion in Bribes and Tax Credits From New York and Virginia

“But Amazon's decision to put it's new headquarters in Arlington and Queens also shows it wasn't all about the money.”

Amazon Scammed America’s Hurting Cities



USC Education Student Filed a Title IX Complaint Because Another Student’s Answer Offended Her

“Rossier School of Education student also created a petition to require racial sensitivity training.”

The Sorry State of FOIA



Libertarian Critiques of Democracy Can't be Refuted by Showing that it's Better than Dictatorship

“Democracy is clearly superior to despotism. But libertarians are still right to worry about voter ignorance and advocate tighter constraints on government power.”

The FBI Says Hate Crimes Rose 17% in 2017, But That Doesn’t Mean Things Are Actually Getting Worse



Lack of sunspots to bring record cold, warns NASA scientist

You mean that there's something besides CO2 that influences climate and weather? Imagine that!

Motel 6 Agrees to $7.6 Million Settlement After Giving Guest Information to ICE



Police Fatally Shoot Black Security Guard Who Detained Shooting Suspect



All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say

This seems illegal.

Farm Bills: When 'Free Market' Types Are Revealed As Hypocrites



5 Reasons Why Sinema Won Arizona



Be Especially Careful When Media and Pundits "Teach" You the History of Nazi Germany



Because I Say So

“More and more people regard human identity as infinitely flexible—and woe to those who disagree.”

Schadenfreude-a-Palooza: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrives early for congressional duties, leads sit-in at office of… Nancy Pelosi



U.S. farmers scramble to contain trade-war damage, find new markets



1 million Americans live in RVs. Meet the 'modern nomads.'


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I miscalled it

Well, it's official. Kyrsten Sinema beat Martha McSally by a hair. I miscalled it. The election was tight, much tighter than anyone thought it could be.

Looking back on it, I think the Arizona GOP leadership was so used to dictating to people, they forgot to listen to voters of all ages and groups. The leadership were so used to taking marching orders from the late unlamented senior Senator from Arizona that they didn't know how to make it work without him calling the shots.

It boiled down to "what have you done for us lately?" The GOP leadership assumed that people saw them as the party of change, so they didn't offer a place at the table to the people and groups that could make it happen.

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NeoNote — 4:51 AM on election day.

It's going to be tight.

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John McCain passes

As an Arizona resident who worked against his re-election the last four times, I wish he had retired years ago.

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NeoNote — California secession and the U.S. Constitution

As for secession, no, it's not treason.

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from crux № 14 — honor

Funny thing about the honor culture, it takes generations to "die."

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When perception is more important than actuality

To my knowledge, Arizona is the ONLY state to ever put MLK Day to a public vote.

Twice.
     — NeoWayland
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Demand "None Of The Above"

When there is no "least bad"

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Memorial or political rally?

No shame
This was the thing that put me off blogging for more than two years.

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❝I will offer a choice, not an echo.❞

Barry Goldwater passing day

Lived 01Jan1909 to 29May1998 (89 years). U.S. Senator, politician, statesman, conservative, libertarian.

I will offer a choice, not an echo.
     — Barry Goldwater

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John and Cindy McCain's shaky foundation

“Soros, Clinton-Linked Teneo Among Donors to McCain Institute”


“Cindy McCain: Crony Philanthropist”

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NeoNotes — Again

Damn.

John McCain won. Again.

Blast.

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Human Lives Matter

So no matter what I’ve said before now, no matter what I’ve done before now, if I fail to do this now, I’m racist.

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True Believer Rant

My take on true believers of all stripes.

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