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Bryan College Biology Professors Must Sign Contract Refuting Evolution

Above the scientific method, too From the NYT: Christian College Faces Uproar After Bolstering Its View on Evolution Want to be a biology professor at Bryan College? First you have to sign a contract stating: “The origin of man was by … Continue reading

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Examining NCAA Labor Cartel Propaganda

Patrick T. Harker, President of the University of Delaware and NCAA propagandist (More on the NCAA labor cartel here) Recently the National Labor Relations Board (be sure to download their smartphone app – if you can think of a reason why … Continue reading

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Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, by Michael Lewis

For 300 million dollars, your web browser could receive this post three milliseconds faster I’ve just finished reading Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis, an exposé on the rampant parasitism at the core of the U.S. stock … Continue reading

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I’m Really Glad This Exists: HowManyPeopleAreInSpaceRightNow.com

HowManyPeopleAreInSpaceRightNow.com (go ahead – click on it) A self-explanatory domain name, a clean single-page website, and a need I didn’t realize I had. Best wishes, you lucky few.

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Jon Stewart Weighs In On The NCAA Student-Athlete Labor Cartel

More on the NCAA Student-Athlete Labor Cartel here. Part 1: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook   Part 2: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show … Continue reading

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Lyft and Uber: A Tale of Two Cultures

Gentlemen, start your smartphone apps Today included a two-stop ride-sharing journey with a woman who drives for both Lyft and Uber. An observant amateur anthropologist, she clued me in to more on the differences between between these two competitors. First, … Continue reading

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Is The Ride-Sharing Business A Winner-Take-All Market?

Business up front… …party in the back From Wired: Uber vs. Lyft: The $500 Million Battle to Decide How You Ride Consider our old friend Ebay. They’re in the business of matching buyers and sellers in a virtual marketplace. If you’re a … Continue reading

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Is Facebook Membership Soon To Collapse?

Maybe we’ll see less of this From The Guardian: Facebook will lose 80% of users by 2017, say Princeton researchers First, there was the social networking site Friendster, which rocketed into our consciousness in 2002, peaked and then flamed out, living … Continue reading

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How To Win An $18,000 Bonus For “Exceptional Athletic Achievements” Without Suiting Up

In my next event, I’ll be putting my coach in a headlock until he gives me rent money (See previous posts about the financial exploitation of college athletes here, here, and here.) Ohio State wrestler Logan Stieber won the NCAA … Continue reading

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The Step-By-Step Guide To Destroying San Francisco’s Housing Market

It’s so expensive nobody lives there anymore From the SFGate: Airbnb sublets in S.F. land some renters in the doghouse The Gentleman Economist finds San Francisco’s charms appealing: Beautiful coastal topography, including hills, fog, a gorgeous bridge and the country’s largest … Continue reading

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