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This seems like a weird ecological fallacy. Surely there are lots of Democrats who have experience in management who are not from film, banking, government, or academia. Just because most people in that category aren't Democrats doesn't mean there aren't plenty of people who are. (It's a very big category.)
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He meant the Civil War Pension program as explained by -- weirdly -- NewsBusters: http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/10/28/obama-incorrectly-tells-jon-stewart-social-security-was-originally-wi
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Definitely #3.
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@Michael Dorfman: According to Dan Grobstein's summary of the Groundhog Day commentary: "Danny Rubin [the scriptwriter] envisioned that Phil would relive the day for 10,000 years. In the original script he kept track of time by reading one page each day in the bed and breakfast's library." Seems like a pretty clever solution to me.
Not to be selfish or anything, but let me just say I'm going to really frigging confused for the next few years until I get used to these other people taking your name.
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Yep, the real inventor of the "invisible hand" is Mandeville. All hail Mandeville!
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I still think that wording is wildly unfair. After all, we do know that the President was warned that Bin Laden was "Determined to Strike in US" and that instead of listening to Clarke's hair-on-fire urgings to do something about it, Cheney was deciding which companies would get Iraqi oil revenue. We can argue about intentionality, but it seems clear that a) they were told Bin Laden was going to attack, b) they didn't do anything about it, c) they did make plans to invade Iraq. Polls that actually test for conspiracy theories (were there bombs in the towers? was WTC7 hit by a missile? was the US behind the attacks?) find support closer to 6% nationally.
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1. The Starfish and the Spider 2. The World is Flat 3. Wikinomics 4. The Long Tail 5. The Tipping Point 6. The Paradox of Choice 7. The Wisdom of Crowds 8. Fooled by Randomness 9. The Rebel Sell 10. The Silent Takeover You're a brave man for suffering thru all those books.
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Google does indeed claim they paid $1.65 billion for a site where they lose money on each use -- in their annual report. That's why some shareholders are pushing for them to shut it down. There are some numbers here: http://www.internetevolution.com/author.asp?section_id=715&doc_id=175123& I'm curious if you have any alternative numbers.
Toggle Commented May 1, 2009 on Google, meet Wal-Mart at Whimsley
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Thanks -- we're working on the multiple-editions thing now. Also, we'd love a way to send traffic to local bookstores, if you know any that'd be willing to cooperate.
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2008 on Link Books to Their Open Library Page at Whimsley
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Where did you get these Gotham examples? (I'm looking for something to decorate my room with and I was thinking the same for the non-rounded version of Gotham would be delicious.) me@aaronsw.com
Toggle Commented May 5, 2007 on Gotham: A well-rounded type at cityofsound
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(Thanks for the kind words.) I'm not sure it's fair to describe Tower Records as a specialist store -- it was a generic music-selling chain, like Virgin Records. Think Chapters or Indigo but with disgusting decor and CDs instead of books.
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