On selling a car for more than you paid for it

(from a discussion on NPR – Oct. 2015)


Luc S Joe Blow • 5 days ago

I sold my last vehicle for more than I paid for it.


E Brittingham Luc S • 5 days ago

The only ways that is possible are:

1. You bought a car a very long time ago […]

Vraiment !


Twenty of the most memorable photos of the past few decades

“Afghan Girl” – AS-RefID: C1142314300 E34000916[/caption]

The fall of the Berlin Wall

A radioactive sign hangs on barbed wire outside a café in Pripyat, Chernobyl

At Dachau

Dorothea Lange’s Iconic Depression Era

Ironworkers at the Empire State Building

Fall of Saigon

Raising the Flag” at Iwo Jima


These are important, so pay attention…

Your father probably told you a few things, but just in case he wasn’t around enough, here are some words of wisdom you might have missed out on:

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Buy high quality tools, so you only have to buy them once. Keep a change of clothes at the office. Never hit anyone […]

What I’ve learned in all these years…

The plight of adjuncts

A new video on the plight of adjunct professors is released for a congressional briefing. via Alternet – by Steven Rosenfeld, Oct. 23, 2015

A new dimension to the student debt crisis is the subject of a special congressional briefing on Monday in Washington, as a coalition of educators and Brave New Films staffers […]

Elections historically have simply been a process to re-elect the incumbent

Reelection Rates Over the Years

via OpenSecrets.org – Oct. 2015

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Few things in life are more predictable than the chances of an incumbent member of the U.S. House of Representatives winning reelection. With wide name recognition, and usually an insurmountable advantage in campaign cash, House incumbents typically have […]

What do Europeans think of Trump

Views – 162,880 Followers 50 What do Europeans think of Donald Trump? Do they or would they like to see Donald Trump as the next US President? ANSWER WIKI

Based on the current 49 answers (including 7 collapsed):

He’s good: 1 He sucks/he’s a joke: 46 It’s not my problem/I don’t know: 2

Based […]

Robert Reich on “Saving Capitalism”

Why Robert Reich Wants To Save Capitalism Author: Gary Reber Wednesday, October 07, 2015 4:59 PM On October 6, 2015, Nick Bloomberg interviewed Robert Reich on Chicago Tonight: There’s no such thing as a true free market: That’s the bold proposition former Labor Secretary Robert Reich makes in his newly released book, “Saving Capitalism.” […]

Free market idolatry “fails”

Free Market? Don’t Fall For It Author: Gary Reber Sunday, October 11, 2015 3:33 PM

On October 9, 2015, Robert J. Shiller writes on The Upshot:

Perhaps the most widely admired of all the economic theories taught in our universities is the notion that an unregulated competitive economy is optimal for […]

Iceland jails the banking fraudsters

Iceland jails Corrupt Bankers for 74 Years, The Opposite of What America Does Author: Jay Syrmopoulos, The Free Thought Project Thursday, October 22, 2015 10:10 AM The prosecution of the Icelandic bankers represents an accountability that does not exist in America.

Reykjavík, Iceland – In stark contrast to the record low number of prosecutions […]

Whistle blowers – a U.N. report says we’re doing it all wrong

The post U.N. Report Calls on Governments to Protect Whistleblowers Like Snowden, Not Prosecute Them appeared first on The Intercept.

Author: Dan Froomkin Friday, October 23, 2015 12:52 PM

The U.N. envoy charged with safeguarding free speech around the globe has declared in a dramatic new report that confidential sources and whistleblowers are a […]

Whistle blowers: The Intercept is for you

How to Contact The Intercept Anonymously

If this is your first time using The Intercept’s SecureDrop server, read this page carefully first.

For more detailed operational security advice, read the How to Leak to The Intercept blog post.

For “An Online Privacy Guide for Journalists”, read about it here. https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/online-privacy-journalists/

The Intercept […]

Welcome to a New Planet

Climate Change “Tipping Points” and the Fate of the Earth

By Michael T. Klare – Oct. 8th, 2015

Not so long ago, it was science fiction. Now, it’s hard science — and that should frighten us all. The latest reports from the prestigious and sober Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) make increasingly hair-raising […]

Vietnamization 2.0 is a huge failure

American Empire Project: On Building Armies (and Watching Them Fail)

Why Washington Can’t “Stand Up” Foreign Militaries By Andrew J. Bacevich – Oct. 13th, 2015

First came Fallujah, then Mosul, and later Ramadi in Iraq. Now, there is Kunduz, a provincial capital in northern Afghanistan. In all four places, the same story has played out: […]

Esoteric knowledge

We all know at least one “fact” that qualifies as esoteric knowledge. Here are some more as listed on Quora…

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The likelihood of surviving a plane accident is around 95.7%. However, around 16% of all accidents are fatal. If you spell out every number you won’t use an A until you […]

The purposeful life

One thing I’ve noticed of late is how humans and working dogs share a common trait: ie: wanting to be involved in something they consider important. Whether it be a retired person, a child, a scientist, or a Labrador – each gains immeasurably from the internalized notion that what they do is important and […]

A different kind of food truck

Non Sequitur

Easter 1916 Poem

by William Butler Yeats

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Easter, 1916

I have met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I have passed with a nod of the head Or polite meaningless words, Or have lingered awhile and said Polite meaningless words, And thought before […]