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Ed Roberts, first severely disabled student admitted to UC Berkeley

This is the time of the year to celebrate Ed Roberts’s birthday. Ed was admitted to UC Berkeley after one of the faculty members said, “We tried cripples before and it didn’t work.” Schoolwork wasn’t a struggle, but keeping up … Continue reading

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On Friday, Donald J. Trump, the embodiment, instrument and provocateur of American animus, was installed — and I use that word with purpose and displeasure — as America’s 45th president. He delivered a particularly inauspicious speech to a seemingly sparse … Continue reading

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Well, would you look at that, now? Look who’s too busy to do his job?

One of my part-Irish grandparents would say that whenever some shocking bit of news came over the radio &c. DT ia “too busy” to go to intelligence briefings. Presidents receive a daily intelligence briefing.  Being up to the minute on new intelligenceis … Continue reading

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Dem Minions’ Heads Roll: Dems Discussing Dropping Debbie

<SNIP>This is the beginning of the end for the Clinton campaign. They think that if they get rid of the incompetent and unpleasant Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Hillary’s lackluster campaign will get a bump. Are you ready to rock? For months now, … Continue reading

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It is difficult to “get ahead,” as in “accumulate assets,” in today’s radically uncertain investment markets. Nevertheless, it is received opinion in the US that if one “plays by the rules” one can “succeed.” This kind of success is defined narrowly as … Continue reading

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scary recent economic history makes me scared

Rebalancing a portfolio: a commentary on the market as a whole I am back in school. I swear this is my last degree. I had to drop out of an LL.M. Program in Taxation and Financial Services in 2013 due … Continue reading

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Election Notes 2016: NYT saves valuable web space by shutting down comment section on Scott Walker’s announcement

It grieves me to report that we commenters at the New York Times were given so little opportunity to weigh in with our views on the newest announced Republican candidate for President of the United States (hereinafter POTUS) Scott Walker. … Continue reading

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Senator Rand Paul’s appalling views on disabled people clash with the facts 6 ways

This opinion about the disabled is disgraceful and embarrassing. Rand Paul wants to divide Social Security recipients by demonizing Americans living with disabilities – “You know, over half the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts. Join the club.” … Continue reading

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Google: why don’t I see the movie “Black Orpheus” in your suggested sites?

Google, you have rushed right past mediocre and on into evil. When I began to type black o nothing came up. I had to type in the EXACT WORDS Black Orpheus to get to a website with normal info. WHY? … Continue reading

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