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Debt + Lotteries = Social Decline

When asked how he planned to finance his retirement, a wag once responded he would rely on three sources – Social Security, law suits and the lottery. His answer was an expression of hope over experience. While it was bittersweet, his answer also reflected a cultural shift – a growing dependency and a belief that riches can come with no effort.

SnowMiser

Q1 GDP Revised Down to Negative Growth; Old Man Winter Blamed Once Again

Another way to interpret this perpetual excuse-making about cold winters and unpredictable variables is that Obama’s central-planning gurus didn’t leave the free-market economy with enough strength and freedom of action to deal with setbacks. The crushing burden of carrying our insanely expensive, corrupt, incompetent central government leaves businesses with insufficient capital and limited options to either exploit opportunity, or prepare for reversals.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bill Clinton

Legal Expert On Whether Donations to Clinton Foundation Are Bribes: If It ‘Quacks Like a Duck, Chances Are It Is a Duck’

Should either the FBI or the Department of Justice, under recently confirmed Attorney General Loretta Lynch, fail to launch an investigation of this transaction, both will be vulnerable to charges that a double standard of selective investigation and prosecution exists. If you’re Hillary Clinton and engage in questionable behavior, you get a free pass. If you’re someone else—say, a conservative or an opponent of President Obama’s foreign policy, such as Senator Robert Mendez (D-NJ)– you will be investigated and prosecuted.

Reuters

Kurzweil: Men Will Become as Gods – For $1000

You’ll be able to buy a human brain’s worth of computing power for a thousand bucks in 2020 (which means just about everyone will have it.) You’ll be able to buy a machine with the computing power of all human minds combined for a thousand bucks by 2040. What will a thousand dollars buy in 2060, or 2100? A demigod?

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White House: Deport Felons, Not Families

“[T]he administration’s enforcement priorities, including our focus on deporting felons and not families, and many other executive actions on immigration continue to move forward,” a White House spokesman says.

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