July 29, 2014
Triumph of Crony Capitalism: Export-Import Bank to be Renewed (probably)

Triumph of Crony Capitalism: Export-Import Bank to be Renewed (probably)

  Presidential Towers with a Benjamin

Presidential Benjamins

We’ve mentioned the Ex-Im Bank before, at least once, with my solution being to limit tax-payer subsidized loans to businesses who have annual gross income less than $1,000,000, with the thought that perhaps mega-corporations like Boeing and GE could get loans on their own, without involving the Ex-Im Bank. Unfortunately, Corporate Democrats like Senator Chuck Schumer…

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July 29, 2014
I faved North ave beach lifegaurd
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embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/ovt5eQChicago, IL -7/28/14- Lifeguard at North Ave Beach on a windy day

July 29, 2014 at 05:22AM

I faved North ave beach lifegaurd
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Chicago, IL -7/28/14- Lifeguard at North Ave Beach on a windy day

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July 28, 2014
I faved 
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July 28, 2014
Photo Republished at Did Pharmaceutical Firms Exploit Pancreas Problems to Increase Profits? - Truthdig

Photo Republished at Did Pharmaceutical Firms Exploit Pancreas Problems to Increase Profits? – Truthdig

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Photo by swanksalot (CC BY-SA 2.0) Successful efforts by patient advocacy groups to require new approval standards for a particular class of drugs have resulted, perhaps inadvertently, in a sharp reduction of available products and a spike in the cost of brand name drugs to a tune of $350 million per year, Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News contributor…

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July 28, 2014
Photo Republished at Drones: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Always Afraid to Ask | Mother Jones

Photo Republished at Drones: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Always Afraid to Ask | Mother Jones

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swanksalot/Flickr Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch released two separate new reports on civilian deaths in US drone strikes. Amnesty’s report examines 45 strikes in North Waziristan in northwestern Pakistan between January 2012 and August 2013, and HRW’s examines six examples of targeted killing in Yemen. “The drones are like the angels of…

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July 28, 2014
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Did Pharmaceutical Firms Exploit Pancreas Problems to Increase Profits? - Truthdig

Photo by swanksalot (CC BY-SA 2.0) Successful efforts by patient advocacy groups to require new approval standards for a particular class of drugs have resulted, perhaps inadvertently, in a sharp reduction of available products and a spike in the cost of brand name drugs to a tune of $350 million per year, Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News contributor Monica J. Smith reports.
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July 28, 2014
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Drones: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Always Afraid to Ask | Mother Jones

swanksalot/Flickr Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch released two separate new reports on civilian deaths in US drone strikes. Amnesty’s report examines 45 strikes in North Waziristan in northwestern Pakistan between January 2012 and August 2013, and HRW’s examines six examples of targeted killing in Yemen. “The drones are like the angels of death,” says Nazeer Gul, a shopkeeper in the Pakistani town of Miramshah. If you’ve checked out the news these past few (or many) months, you’ve probably noticed some news about drones. Drones used by the CIA to vaporize suspected terrorists. Drones used by the United States military. Drones that deliver food. Drones used by cops. Drones possibly violating the US Constitution. Drones protecting wildlife. Drones in pop culture. Maybe this has left you with some burning questions about these increasingly prominent flying robots. Here’s an easy-to-read, nonwonky guide to them—we’ll call it Drones for Dummies.
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July 28, 2014
I faved Skyline 2014
by John J. Van Norman (was jjvannorman)
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/nGusJ5Now that I’ve picked up the camera again, time I did the perfunctory Chicago skyline shot.

June 15, 2014 at 05:02PM

I faved Skyline 2014
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Now that I’ve picked up the camera again, time I did the perfunctory Chicago skyline shot.

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July 28, 2014
I faved Curve
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July 28, 2014 at 11:45PM

I faved Curve
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July 28, 2014
"ESPN’s Michelle Beadle courageously spoke up. via Digg http://ift.tt/1rRPXLx"

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July 28, 2014
"Into the Abyss, Music to Remember, Burning Man Planetarium, Intricate Insects
JASCHA HOFFMAN
August events at the intersection of science and culture."

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July 28, 2014
"Seals Surviving Climate Change Tend to Thrive
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Antarctic fur seal populations are declining, and changing genetically."

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July 28, 2014
"Shipping Lanes Threaten Pacific Blue Whales
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Two major feeding grounds for the huge mammals are bisected by the routes of ships near seaports in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, Calif."

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July 28, 2014
I faved Well this is a Vast Improvement v. the TRUMP Sign…
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embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/ouCMtcThis is a long overdue capture of wonderful and unique building in our neighborhood.  Via their facebook page…
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Mission
Cambodian Association of Illinois enables refugees and immigrants from Cambodia residing in Illinois, especially those in metropolitan Chicago, to become self-sufficient, productive participants in American society while preserving and enhancing their cultural heritage and community.

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July 25, 2014 at 09:16PM

I faved Well this is a Vast Improvement v. the TRUMP Sign…
by John J. Van Norman (was jjvannorman)
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/ouCMtc

This is a long overdue capture of wonderful and unique building in our neighborhood. Via their facebook page… http://ift.tt/1oCGEON… Mission Cambodian Association of Illinois enables refugees and immigrants from Cambodia residing in Illinois, especially those in metropolitan Chicago, to become self-sufficient, productive participants in American society while preserving and enhancing their cultural heritage and community. http://ift.tt/1lOO6S1

July 25, 2014 at 09:16PM

July 28, 2014
I faved I’m back…Pumping Sation
by John J. Van Norman (was jjvannorman)
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/osWXsK…for more of the Art Deco detail. 

If I may borrow from wiki…

“Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as ‘an assertively modern style [that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material [and] the requirements of mass production’.

During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.”

….hhhmmm…interesting…although some of the buildings I have found were post-crash; albeit this building was finished in 1929.

July 26, 2014 at 11:51AM

I faved I’m back…Pumping Sation
by John J. Van Norman (was jjvannorman)
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/osWXsK

…for more of the Art Deco detail. If I may borrow from wiki… “Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as ‘an assertively modern style [that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material [and] the requirements of mass production’. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.” ….hhhmmm…interesting…although some of the buildings I have found were post-crash; albeit this building was finished in 1929.

July 26, 2014 at 11:51AM

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