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Alias - HABanero(passion) E-9-1-1(career, retired telco engineering) HHC 3rd Bde, 2nd Inf Div, Korea DMZ HHC 197th Bde, 3rd Army, Ft. Benning Ga

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Wisconsin won't break even on Foxconn plant incentives for 25 years

Wisconsin is not projected to break even on a $3 billion incentive package for a proposed LCD screen plant by Taiwan's Foxconn for at least 25 years, a legislative analysis showed on Tuesday.

Foxconn hopes to open a $10 billion plant in 2020 at a 1,000-acre site in southeastern Wisconsin and state leaders, including Republican Governor Scott Walker, have touted the incentives as a boon because of the jobs that will be created.

Critics have attacked the plan as too expensive and potentially harmful to the environment.

Officials have said Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., will employ about 1,000 people in the second half of 2017 and employment will grow to 13,000 by 2021.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/09/wisconsin-wont-break-even-on-foxconn-plant-incentives-for-25-years-analysis.html


HAB911: Republican Communism, Socialize the costs, privatize the profits

The Serial Killer Test: Biases Against Atheists Emerge in Study

Most people around the world, whether religious or not, presume that serial killers are more likely to be atheists than believers in any god, suggests a new study, which counters the common assumption that increasingly secular societies are equally tolerant of nonbelievers. Avowed atheists exhibited the same bias in judging sadistic criminals, the study found.

The new report, appearing in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, included more than 3,000 people in 13 countries, both secular states like the Netherlands and Finland, and deeply religious ones like the United Arab Emirates and India. The findings suggest that, despite declining attendance at churches, mosques and temples in many communities, the cultural tenet that religion is a bulwark against immorality remains intact, experts said, even in those who deny it explicitly.

Previous studies had found evidence of broad-based public suspicion of nonbelievers in smaller samples within religious countries, like the United States. The new survey suggests the findings may extend globally, and it finds that the same kinds of suspicion pervade even highly secular societies.

“What’s exciting about the paper for me is that it’s a great first step,” said Richard Sosis, a professor of anthropology at the University of Connecticut. “They’ve got a method that can be used to see how this bias plays out not just in judging a sociopath, but for many more mundane moral violations.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/health/atheists-religion-study.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

Joseph Nicolosi, the modern father of the torture known as ex-gay therapy, has died.

https://twitter.com/ZackFord/status/839934209263349761


https://twitter.com/francescalyn/status/894403070322515968

WNYC Studios Picks Up Weekly Preet Bharara Podcast

Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York whose path has proved of great interest since he was removed from his post by the Trump administration, has a lot more to say.

The former prosecutor will launch “Stay Tuned with Preet,” a weekly podcast that will become part of the portfolio of WNYC Studios. and will focus on issues of justice and fairness. The podcast comes from Cafe, an entertainment brand that is part of Some Spider Studios, which is run by Bharara’s brother, Vinit Bharara. Preet Bharara joined the company as an advisor, stakeholder and content producer in July.

Preet Bharara, who developed a reputation for fighting corruption. financial fraud and violent crime during his more than seven years on the job, will offer commentary on the nation’s judicial, political and cultural systems, and will welcome guests to the program. Bharara left his post in March after refusing to accept U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session’s request that 46 U.S. attorneys appointed during President Barack Obama’s administration.

WNYC Studios will present “Stay Tuned with Preet” as part of a portfolio that includes podcasts such as “Radiolab,” “Freakonomics Radio,” “More Perfect,” “ Here’s the Thing” with Alec Baldwin, and “2 Dope Queens.”

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/preet-bharara-podcast-wnyc-studios-1202517151/

You can now grill food with human poop instead of charcoal

https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/894641062538469376

Pauly Shores impersonation of Stephen Miller

Remember Pauly?!

Melania Trump is the perfect autocrats wife

Take it from Khrushchev’s granddaughter Nina Khrushcheva

https://qz.com/915988/take-it-from-khrushchevs-granddaughter-melania-trump-is-the-perfect-autocrats-wife/

There are many institutions of democracy that US president Donald Trump has attempted to undermine during his short time in office, including the judiciary and the independent press. He is governing by Twitter and by decree, like the budding autocrat he is.

As a former Soviet, I recognize these symbols of creeping authoritarianism. A first post-Soviet “tsar” of Russian democracy, Boris Yeltsin also chaotically ruled by decree, arguing that communists would undermine him and painting himself as the lone hero of the new Russia. Trump, who is eager to go it alone in his quest for the parochial and reactionary “America First,” fights not communism, but liberal democracy, with its foundations of shared responsibility.
Indeed, Trump’s insistence on making “ultimate decisions” all by himself unite him with autocratic leaders who value personal rulings over general laws. In fact, his wife Melania Trump’s striking invisibility at White House events further underscores similarities between the 20th-century Soviet Union and America of 2017. Last month, during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the United States, Mrs. Abe had to tour the US Capitol alone, while Melania’s absence marked a dramatic break in the established political protocol. And in the first three weeks after the inauguration, even Melania’s official Twitter account, the preferred information medium of this whole presidency, posted just one tweet announcing her as the First Lady.

On Sunday, “hosting” the annual Governors Ball, she appeared robotic, barely present at the event that she had allegedly planned. In a statement (not a personalized welcome) she declared that the ball was about unity and not politics, a plan that got quickly derailed by her husband’s promise to undo the Affordable Care Act. Remember, at his press-conference a few weeks ago, Trump told us that one of her causes is to advocate for women. Yet at the ball he only welcomed “Governors, their wives and daughters.” He does know that women can be, and are governors, in the United States, right? Mrs. Trump isn’t responsible for the president’s words, but she clearly wasn’t consulted, either.

1997 an Eleven-Year-Old Boy Once Perfectly Shut Down Donald Trump

In an effort to incentivize wealthy New Yorkers to be more philanthropic, Donald Trump was given the chance to be "Principal for a Day" at a public school in the Bronx.

Trump started off by asking, "First of all, who likes Nike sneakers?"
Naturally, every hand in the room shot up.

"If everybody puts their name on a piece of paper right now, I will pick 15 people and I'll take you to the new Nike store that I just opened at Trump Tower," Trump promised.

Apparently, for Trump, this was a perfect intro for a speech on the American dream.

"Is there anyone here that doesn't want to live in a big, beautiful mansion?" he asked. "You know what you have to do to live in a big beautiful mansion?"

"Be rich," a voice answered.

"That's right," Trump said. "You have to work hard, get through school. You have to go out and get a great job, make a lot of money and you live the American dream. And you're going to have fun doing it. It's a lot of fun."

http://www.distractify.com/lol/2017/08/06/1nJ2ru/boy-shut-down-trump?utm_content=inf_677_53_2&tse_id=INF_fd8f5fd07b8811e7b54e3f059c156cd3

Thank you to all of our Purple Heart recipients.

https://twitter.com/USMC/status/894528571879825408

More on Stephen Miller

https://twitter.com/Im_TheAntiTrump/status/894290455059451905
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